Hasan Bakhshi oversees Nesta’s creative economy work and data analytics teams, and is Centre Director for the AHRC’s Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre. He is co-author of Next Gen, Manifesto for the Creative Economy, and The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030. Previous roles include Executive Director at Lehman Brothers, Deputy Chief Economist at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a Bank of England economist. Hasan sits on a range of councils relating to the creative industries and statistics. He holds a BA in Economics (Cambridge), an MPhil in Economics (Oxford), an MBE for services to the creative industries and is an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology.