Distinguished Executive Address Series: Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta

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Date: 10 April 2013
Venue: Leigh Court, Bristol
Time: 18:00 Registration and Refreshments/18:30 Lecture/19:30 Networking and Supper

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Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, will deliver a lecture entitled '21st Century Economies: Amplifying the Best, and Reining in the Worst' as part of the Distinguished Executive Address Series on 10 April 2013.

About Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of Nesta (the UK's National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts). Nesta combines investment in early stage companies, grant programmes in fields ranging from health and education to the arts and giving, and research.

From 2004-2011 Geoff was the first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation, which became a leading centre for social innovation, combining research, creation of new ventures and practical projects.

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. 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. He is a visiting professor at LSE, UCL, Melbourne University and a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy. He is an adviser to many governments around the world, and has been a board member of the Work Foundation, the Health Innovation Council, Political Quarterly and the Design Council, and chair of Involve.

His recent books include The Art of Public Strategy - Mobilising Power and Knowledge for the Public Good (OUP, 2008) , Good and Bad Power: the ideals and betrayals of government (Penguin, 2006) and Connexity (Harvard Business Press and Jonathon Cape, 1998) . His next book on the future of economic growth is published by Princeton University Press in early 2013.

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