Lisa Barclay

Investment Director

Lisa is Nesta’s Executive Director of Investments with responsibility for Nesta’s direct impact investment activity, supporting transformational technology ventures. She works across Nesta’s impact sectors: A Fairer Start, A Healthy Life and A Sustainable Future.

Lisa has worked in impact investment since 2004, both as an investor and advisor. Prior to joining Nesta in 2019, Lisa was COO at Social Finance where she also led on developing Social Impact Bonds to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. As an investor at Bridges Fund Management, she backed high-growth businesses in deprived areas of the UK and previously co-founded a startup. Lisa started her career as a political and policy advisor in Government and strategy consultant.

Lisa is a Board Director for Nesta investment BibliU where she chairs the Audit Committee and is a school Governor.

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