New team members join Y Lab

24 May 2021

We’re proud to announce that Y Lab has recently welcomed Anna Hamilos as Head and Co-Lead of Y Lab.

Anna came to Y Lab from the Edtech programme at Nesta and has been busy launching Infuse, a learning and development programme for people working in public services in the Cardiff Capital Region, funded by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government. 

I’m delighted to be joining Y Lab to lead Infuse over the next few years and to work closely with James Lewis to fulfil our mission of improving public services in Wales. We have ambitious policy goals and we’re excited to support the public sector to implement them through innovation-led programmes. 

Rob Ashelford who has co-lead Y Lab since 2015 will continue to work on innovation in Wales through Nesta Cymru. 

The team is growing rapidly and we’ve also recently welcomed Dr Muhammad Irfan, Research Fellow in Accelerating Decarbonisation, and Carys Lloyd who has joined the Infuse team as Coordinator.

They are also joined by Wendy Hardyman (Cardiff University) and Emyr Williams (Nesta) who remain at Y Lab to shift their focus on to Infuse in the coming years. 

Read more about Infuse.