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Newton Prize Committee

Kathy Peach

Kathy is the Head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta, which explores how human and machine intelligence can be combined to develop innovative solutions to social challenges. Kathy leads the Centre's collective intelligence experiments grant making and ‘participatory futures’ programmes. She also leads the Centre's partnership with UNDP's global accelerator lab network - helping to support them to use collective intelligence design to make faster progress on the sustainable development goals. Previously, Kathy was Head of Innovation & Foresight at Bond - the global network for international development organisations. She has also held leadership roles at a range of non-profits, including disability charity Scope, international development agency VSO, and the public body Healthwatch England. She is currently a co-lead of the World Economic Forum's working group on the Future of Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.