Hetti Barkworth-Nanton

Hetti Barkworth-Nanton

Chief Executive Officer, Ploughshare

I have a career leading financial, commercial and transformational change across large blue chip organisations, and I am now privileged to be the CEO at Ploughshare.

My experience covers the airline, utilities and telecoms industries. In the last 10 years of my private sector career, I brought my expertise and collaborative leadership skills into the telecommunications industry, being responsible for delivering the commercial model for Openreach on its establishment, and the transformation of the Vodafone UK Enterprise business, which works with many of the large UK businesses including public sector such as MOD. 

I joined Ploughshare as CEO in 2020, and under my leadership Ploughshare’s impact and presence across the public sector has been elevated as the focus on innovation has increased. Ploughshare was relaunched in September 2021, and is now focused on maximising the impact for society as a whole from government owned intellectual property.  

My commitment to being a leader of hope has driven our focus on creating an organisation which is diverse and inclusive, and delivers real impact to society. 

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