Chris Gorst

Prize Lead

Chris leads on challenge prizes designed to stimulate and accelerate fintech and data-driven innovations.

Chris’s experience spans the public, commercial and social impact sectors and interactions between the three. He started his career in supply side policy and public finance at HM Treasury. In the commercial sector he has worked as a strategy consultant and in investment banking. In social impact, he has delivered a major capacity-building programme for UK small business leaders and developed impact measurement strategies for a wide range of non-profits.

Chris has Masters degrees in Economics and in European Literature. In his spare time he is a keen (but green) Python coder. He is a volunteer mentor for the Year Here programme, which encourages talented graduates to develop innovative solutions to entrenched social challenges.