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Mission-led Approach to Government with Ravi Gurumurthy, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nesta

Author WIG Date 19 Jun 2024

A Recording of the WIG Webinar: Mission-led Approach to Government with Ravi Gurumurthy, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nesta


Collaborative leadership and organisational development

Pre-election briefing special

This is a pre-election briefing special exploring the real meaning of mission-driven government and the potential implications for those across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

With a potential change in government comes a new approach to problem-solving and decision-making. The idea of grouping key policy missions is a likely way of organising manifestos, but how will government put these into practice?

Watch now to:

•   Understand the approach and benefits of a mission-driven government

•   Explore the role of cross-sector collaboration in this new style of decision-making



Closed captions and transcripts are available.

Please note the Q&A is not included in this recording.

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Speaker at this event

Ravi Gurumurthy is Group Chief Executive Officer, joining Nesta as Chief Executive in December 2019.

Ravi was previously responsible for the International Rescue Committee’s work in designing, testing and scaling products and services for people affected by crisis in over 40 countries - from reducing acute malnutrition and intimate partner violence, to expanding employment for Syrian refugees.

Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee in 2013, Ravi held a number of roles in the UK Government, including Director of Strategy at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change and as a strategic advisor to the Foreign Secretary.

Across many departments, Ravi led a number of major social and environmental reforms including the development of the world’s first legally-binding carbon emissions targets and the integration of children’s services. Ravi has also worked as a researcher at the think-tank Demos and in local government in London.