I manage Spark, the Design Council’s product accelerator programme. Spark helps turn early-stage product ideas into well-designed products geared towards solving specific consumer challenges. This year is all about products that help those requiring adaptive changes to live independently in their home.

My professional experience has almost exclusively been focused on tackling societal problems, having previously managed delivery of a number of national services providing advice on debt, benefits, and housing. I enjoy working together with experts in different fields in order to achieve meaningful and lasting positive outcomes.