Catherine Makin is leading Bristol City Council’s City Innovation Team’s work on digital inclusion. As technology becomes increasingly prevalent in all aspects of modern life, digital inclusion alongside ethical and responsible smart city design and development will help make sure Bristol is a liveable, sustainable and prosperous city for everyone.
Catherine has previously delivered challenge-led innovation projects, working in partnership with the Department of Health, NHS, local authorities and communities to design and test solutions. Before joining Bristol City Council, Catherine was a social enterprise business advisor supporting social businesses to raise investment and deliver social impact at scale.
A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow (Entrepreneurship 2017), Catherine’s Fellowship explored factors effecting innovation and entrepreneurialism within city governments. Catherine holds a degree in Anthropology from Durham University.