Halima Khan has spent 15 years working on public service reform and innovation, mainly in central and local government with a particular focus on social care, health and disability. She was previously a Director in Nesta’s Innovation Lab, overseeing a number of programmes including People Powered Health. Prior to joining Nesta in December 2010, Halima was Deputy Director at the Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, providing policy advice to the Prime Minister, No 10 and Cabinet Office ministers on a range of domestic policy issues.
Halima studied at Oxford and the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Knox Fellow. Halima was previously a member of the Council of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Trustee of Diabetes UK. In 2015, Halima was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences from Anglia Ruskin University.