Geoff Mulgan CBE is Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL). He was Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation 2011-2019.
From 1997 to 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. 2004-2011 he was the first CEO of The Young Foundation. He was the first director of the think-tank Demos; and a reporter on BBC TV and radio. He has a PhD in telecommunications and has been a visiting professor at London School of Economics (LSE) and Melbourne University, and a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University. He has advised many governments around the world and is a World Economic Forum Schwab Fellow from 2019-22.
Geoff is also an author of multiple books and has given TED talks on the future economy, happiness and education.