Chief Executive of Nesta
Geoff Mulgan has been Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation,
since 2011. Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the
UK government including director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and
head of policy in the Prime Minister’s offce. From 2004 to 2011 Geoff was the
first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation. He was the first director and
co-founder of the think-tank Demos; Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP and
reporter on BBC TV and radio. He has been a visiting professor at LSE, UCL and
Melbourne University and is currently a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University.
He is co-chair of a World Economic Forum group looking at innovation
and entrepreneurship in the 4th Industrial Revolution. His most recent book is
‘The Locust and the Bee’, Princeton University Press, 2013. His next book, also
for Princeton University Press, focuses on the theory and prac tice of collective
intelligence and is published in late 2017.