Kate Adams

Director of Operations & Special Projects

Working in the Innovation Lab Kate helps shape the Challenge Prize Centre’s future as it evolves from being a successful start-up focused on identifying, highlighting and solving critical problems by channelling innovation to it’s next exciting stage.

She is responsible for leading and developing key cross-team functions of the Centre, including Nesta’s research and development, events and communications, learning and impact, as well as working on organisational strategy, business development and leading on the management of special projects.

Before joining Nesta, Kate spent eight years at Comic Relief as Chief of Staff, growing new income streams, leading on strategy, leading cross-organisation change projects and managing key relationships including the Board of Trustees and Government.

This was preceded by seven years in management consultancy specializing in building effective and engaged workforces for various global, FTSE and third sector organisations. Kate is also the Chair of the charity Missing People.

Kate is a work-life balance advocate, she has two young children and enjoys yoga and running.

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