Alice Casey

Head of New Operating Models, Nesta

Alice Casey

Alice leads on a portfolio of work looking at how technology is transforming communities and civic life.

She has a particular interest in how people themselves are changing the society around them using digital tools and new ways of organising, collaborating and connecting from the ground up, including platform cooperativism and place based approaches. She leads the Rethinking Parks Fund, a £2m partnership with HLF and BLF to help the UK's public parks to innovate using alternative models of operating and applying prototyping to develop suitable tech and data innovations with communities.

Other examples of her work include leading Nesta's ShareLab Fund, exploring how collaborative platforms can help tackle social challenges; on Crowdfunding as a director of Crowdfunder; and co-founding a new open-data infrastructure charity, 360Giving, that supports grantmaking bodies to publish and use their data. She was recognised for this work as a nominee for the Open Data Institute Data Pioneer Award, and a winner of the inaugural Women in Data Award.