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Andrea Richardson

Senior Programme Manager

Pronouns: She/Her

At Nesta Challenges, Andrea leads challenge prize advisory work with the Government of Canada, consulting on the research, design and delivery of outcome- based funding projects.

In this role she’s advised on projects to improve housing supply, design energy efficient boats, reduce harm from the opioid crisis and locate whales in real-time.

Andrea also helped deliver the Open Up Challenge, a prize fund to reward fintech companies producing next-generation products and services using open banking. Andrea continues to work on Nesta’s regulatory innovation and financial inclusion challenge prizes. Most recently this work has included the Rapid Recovery Challenge and supporting the Canadian government’s Centre for Regulatory Innovation.

Outside of work, you’ll find Andrea searching flights for her next weekend adventure, getting excessively competitive over casual board games, or training for her next triathlon.