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Tom Nixon

Director, Government

Before joining Faculty, Tom was a Senior Civil Servant with wide experience across Government policy and economist roles. At Faculty, Tom has led data science and AI programmes with the National Crime Agency, the Home Office, DCMS, BEIS, the Maritime Coastguard Agency, Cabinet Office, the ASA and GDS, among several others.

He has 10 years experience in Government, including as Head of Strategy at the Department for Education and Senior Adviser on Economics Affairs and Technology to Prime Minister David Cameron. He holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a postgraduate diploma in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London.

Nijma Khan

Director, Government

Nijma is a client-centric, dynamic leader with a proven track record of delivering significant impact at the intersection of technology and public good,  blending expertise in the use of AI/ML to deliver public value, social impact and sustainability.

Nijma leads Faculty’s work across Law Enforcement and oversees the delivery of client projects across data science, engineering and design. She is responsible for key partnerships with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Home Office, delivering a portfolio of projects focusing on making society safer.

Andrew van der Lem

Customer Director, Government

Andrew is a Customer Director at Faculty. He has a background as a senior civil servant with roles in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Cabinet Office, and Foreign Office. He is experienced in a wide range of public policy areas including: strategy, economics, communications, procurement and government grant programmes.

Andrew was one of the founder directors of the British Business Bank and most recently a director in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Andrew is also a former trustee director of a large pension fund and non-executive director of the Government-owned Radioactive Waste Management.

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