Annika Small is a social entrepreneur committed to the imaginative use of digital technologies to address big social challenges.

Her current commitments include Chair of the social enterprise accelerator Wayra/Unltd; Trustee of Access, the social investment foundation; and non-executive directorship of CAST, the Centre for Social Technology.

Annika recently stepped down as founding CEO of Nominet Trust which, under her leadership, invested more than £25m in early-stage ventures that deploy technology for social innovation. Prior to this, Annika led the Tony Blair Foundation's global education programme, bringing together young people from different cultures to learn directly with, from and about each other. Previously Annika was Chief Executive of Futurelab, which develops radically new approaches to teaching and learning using technology.

Annika brings to the Design Council a strong track record in design education, a deep understanding of digital making and significant experience of supporting early-stage ventures to develop and grow.