Nigel Ball is Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) Executive Director at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Nigel is part of the Government Outcomes Lab, where he leads the work of engaging government commissioners and other practitioners in the research and best practices generated by the team.

Prior to joining the GO Lab, Nigel was part of the founding team of West London Zone for Children and Young People, where he set up a 'Collective Impact Bond', which leveraged multiple public and private sources of funding to be paid when the children supported achieve positive results.

Nigel’s previous roles include being the Head of Innovation at Teach First, the leading education charity, and supporting social entrepreneurship in East Africa. He is a passionate advocate of innovative approaches to generating social impact, and better aligning social and financial value.

Nigel is also a qualified teacher, having learnt his craft in a secondary school in Eccles, Manchester.  He holds a first-class degree in English and Linguistics from the University of York.