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Andrew Sissons

Deputy Director - Nesta

Andrew is Deputy Director on Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.

His team focuses on setting up innovation projects and partnerships that reduce carbon emissions from homes, which is a key part of the UK reaching Net Zero. Andrew has a background in climate change, economic geography and productivity.

Andrew joined Nesta from the Environment Agency, where he led the Agency’s work on funding and Green Finance, having previously been the Agency’s Chief Economist. He has worked in Government (Cabinet Office, MHCLG) on cities and local growth policy, helping to create the new metro mayors in several cities in England. He has also previously worked at The Work Foundation and as an economic consultant.