Prof Sir Geoff Mulgan CBE
Geoff is Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at UCL. He was Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, from 2011 to 2019.
Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had roles in the UK Government including Director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and Head of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office. From 2004 to 2011 he was the first Chief Executive of The Young Foundation. He was the first director of the think-tank Demos and has been a reporter on BBC TV and radio.
He has a PhD in telecommunications and has been a visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), UCL and Melbourne University, a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University and President of the Innovation Design Department at the Italian University for Design (IAAD). He has also been a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy and co-chaired a World Economic Forum group looking at innovation and entrepreneurship in the fourth industrial revolution.