As Programme Manager of Accelerators I lead the delivery of Design Council Spark, our leading product design support programme and fund. From our call for applications through to selection, our expert product workshops and preparing our finalists to pitch to an investment panel with their products, we ensure that anyone with a bright problem-solving idea can learn the tools to be a commercial success.

My background includes designing, delivering and training large-scale event services programmes at major events, and international venues ranging from purpose built competition venues to existing stadiums needing to adapt to new audiences. I have significant experience in reviewing accessibility, assessing risks and identifying solutions – all of which benefits my involvement in supporting our ventures with their problem solving product goals.