Open Up Challenge:
The Team

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Chris Gorst

Chris heads up the Open Up Challenge. He was a Senior Economist at HM Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Energy Review, worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He designed and delivered a groundbreaking accelerator programme for 10,000 UK small business leaders at Goldman Sachs.

chris.gorst@nesta.org.uk

Andrea Richardson

Andrea is the assistant programme manager coordinating the implementation of the Open Up Challenge. Prior to joining Nesta, Andrea specialised in not-for-profit audit and earned her chartered professional accounting (CPA) designation at KPMG Toronto. Andrea has a BComm from Queen’s University (Canada) and an MSc International Management from the London School of Economics.

andrea.richardson@nesta.org.uk

Harry Atkinson

Harry is digital content and entrant manager co-ordinating outreach efforts to innovators.Prior to joining Nesta, he managed online and offline content for a financial services think tank.

harry.atkinson@nesta.org.uk

Pete Finlay

Pete is the Open Up Challenge's Consultant Entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Silicon Milkroundabout, the best and biggest startup recruitment event in the world. He is also a co-founder of Songkick.com, backed by Y Combinator, Index and Sequoia.