Kathy Peach

Kathy Peach

Kathy is co-head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta. In 2011, Kathy was named one of the top 40 most influential international development leaders under 40 by sector website Devex.

She has held senior management roles in both the domestic and international non-profit sector, including director of communications and external Affairs at Healthwatch England, head of campaigns and social change at the disability charity Scope, and head of external affairs at international volunteering charity VSO.

She led the successful UK campaign for the creation of a dedicated United Nations agency for women, UN Women, and masterminded a cross-sector campaign that helped persuade the Treasury to put an additional £3bn into social care funding. 

Twitter: @KathyPeach
LinkedIn: Kathy Peach


Covid-19 testing in Madagascar
4 May 2020
Five ideas for NGOs to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic using data, as well as collective and local knowledge and intelligence.
Mantis app hacked
28 March 2018
We ran an experiment using a fictional NGO to get organisations to think about how they need to change if they are to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Conference sessions

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.



Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:15 to 12:45

Experience the development organisation of the future in this interactive session.



Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:45 to 14:45

Explore ideas for positive livelihoods and jobs by considering trends such as automation, the rise of artificial intelligence, and resource scarcity.



Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:15 to 15:15