Lydia Ragoonanan

Senior Associate Team: Social innovation and investment

Lydia Ragoonanan is a Senior Associate with The Young Foundation and is currently leading the Inclusive Economy Partnership BOOST programme.

Lydia is an expert in designing and running social innovation programmes. She has been Director of the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA), a Senior Programme Manager at Nesta and Principal Strategist for the New Zealand Transport Agency. Most recently she has established her own innovation consultancy, Kintsukuroi Consultancy.

Her work to support social innovation has achieved macro and micro level impact; from being cited as providing inspirational thought leadership internationally (in the case of public parks innovation), through to transforming how health and care professionals feel empowered in their jobs (in case of reform of elective care systems).   Beyond her work with YF, Lydia is a RSA fellow and a Tech Talent Charter Ambassador.