Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of Nesta, the world’s leading innovation foundation. From 2004-2011 he was the first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation, which became a leading center for social innovation. Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister’s office under Tony Blair. Before that he was the founder and director of the think-tank Demos. He has also been Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP; a lecturer in telecommunications; an investment executive; and a reporter on BBC TV and radio. From 2015-2018 Geoff is a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University, in the Ash Center at the Kennedy School. From 2016 Geoff is co-chair of a new World Economic Forum group looking at innovation and entrepreneurship in the fourth industrial revolution.