Head of Innovation Programmes Scotland

Jackie McKenzie



Join Date

August 2006

What I do

Jackie led our Scotland programmes team. 

She worked on a range of innovation programmes in Scotland across Nesta's areas of interest including supporting young people, cultural organisations and the public sector to innovate with technology and open data.


Jackie worked in a range of sectors before joining Nesta- economic development, charity and the University sector where she set up business incubation and digital acceleration programmes.
She is a Trustee of Dundee Contemporary Arts, a world-class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture. 
Jackie has a degree in English with International Relations from the University of St Andrews and a Diploma in Marketing.
Today the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan, came to visit Oxgangs Primary School to see the work we have been doing to support teachers with their digital skills as part of our Digital Education programme in Scotland.
Jackie McKenzie
Friday, 14 March 2014
Last Saturday (23 Nov) saw our first One Day Digital event for teachers take place in Edinburgh. We had 70 teachers give up their Saturday to come along and join us for some interesting digital making workshops which we had convened using industry and education partners. If you weren’t able to make it along, this is what we had on offer:
Jackie McKenzie
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
One Day Digital events

One Day Digital Events Feedback

On 12 September 2012, Nesta held the first of its UK road show events in Scotland. I reflected on what I had heard and learned from the day. If you missed it, you can watch the day here. Thanks to the many organisations and people who turned out to support the event- we try and bring together the 'unusual suspects' to work together to support innovation and this is reflected in the day.
Jackie McKenzie
Friday, 14 September 2012