I oversee the management and delivery of Design Council Spark, a programme and investment fund supporting product design innovators throughout the UK. As well as supporting the Spark Team and assisting the finalists with the development of their product ideas, my remit also includes developing the Spark network of partners in a range of industries and private, public and third sectors too. Growing the Spark network widens the range of design expertise and experience available to our finalists and builds a pipeline of supporters and partners to sustain and inform the shape of our offer into the future.
Prior to my work at Design Council I founded and built my own social enterprise and managed a digital business incubator in London with satellites in Prague and Istanbul. Following my MBA at Babson College, Boston I worked as a management consultant for small business and charities.