Stian Westlake

Executive Director, Policy and Research, Nesta (London, United Kingdom)

Stian Westlake is the Executive Director of Policy and Research at Nesta. There, he and his team develop new insights into how innovation works, and influence policy and practice to make it happen.

Mr. Westlake joined Nesta in 2009. Before this, he worked in social venture capital at the Young Foundation, making and managing investments in a range of social enterprises and founding Healthy Incentives, an innovative health venture.

Prior to this, he spent five years at McKinsey & Company in Silicon Valley and London, where he provided strategic advice to a range of private and public sector clients, focusing on health care, technology, and corporate and infrastructure finance.

Mr. Westlake holds a first-class BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Finance with Distinction from the London Business School. He also pursued graduate work in economics and government at Harvard University as a Kennedy Memorial Scholar.

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