Philip Colligan

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CEO, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Philip Colligan is Chief Executive of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, an educational charity based in the UK with the mission to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. First known for the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer, the Foundation has developed education programmes and products that are helping millions of people learn new knowledge and skills. They have trained tens of thousands of teachers, produced educational resources that are used by millions of young people, and developed the world’s largest networks of computing clubs for kids.

Philip serves as a director on the board of the Foundation’s commercial technology company, which produces the Raspberry Pi computer and associated technologies. He is also a member of the UK Government’s Digital Skills Partnership and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Philip was previously the Deputy Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, where he built the Innovation Lab. He was one of the founders of the Behavioural Insights Team where he served as a non-executive director, and a founding trustee of the Centre for London. Philip's early career was in central and local government, serving as a senior civil servant at the Home Office and a chief officer at the London Borough of Camden. He has served as an adviser on social innovation to the UK Cabinet Office and has advised municipal and national governments, charities and social enterprises in the UK and internationally.