Programme Manager, Enterprises for Inclusion

Kate Sutton


Innovation Lab

Join Date

September 2017

What I do

Kate is responsible for Managing the Inclusive Economy Partnership programme within the Challenge Prize Centre.


Prior to joining Nesta Kate founded Thrive, a international development consultancy which specialises in impact investment and building social enterprise in Sub - Saharan Africa. She also helped set up a co-working space for innovators and entrepreneurs in Blantyre, Malawi.  Previously Kate has worked in the property and renewable energy sectors and has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of business and civil society. 

Kate is a proud kiwi and comes to United Kingdom after working and living in Malawi, Africa. Kate holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and a MA from the University of Auckland (NZ).  Kate enjoys talking politics and in her spare time supports female candidates to run for office. She recently completed her first 'wild swim' 10km in the Thames. 

The Thriving at Work report co-written by Mind CEO Paul Farmer and Lord Dennis Stevenson released this week tells us that the annual cost to the UK economy of poor mental health at £99bn and that £42bn of that is a cost to employers, the Inclusive Economy Partnership are looking for ways to reduce this cost and improve the lives of people.
Kate Sutton
Saturday, 28 October 2017