Joshua Nott


Joshua Nott is an Associate at Schmidt Futures where he works on institutional strategic planning, the implementation and evaluation of priority projects, budgeting, and talent management. Joshua joined Schmidt Futures from the Rhodes Trust where he worked on the establishment of Rise.

A native of South Africa, Joshua is passionate about African public policy challenges with a particular interest in Southern and East African development and integration. His policy experience includes time with the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, the Institute of African Alternatives in Cape Town, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.

Joshua holds a Masters of Public Policy (with Distinction) and an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. While at Oxford, Joshua represented the University’s Men’s Water Polo team achieving his Oxford Blues. In addition to his postgraduate qualifications, Joshua holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Social Science (with Distinction in Political Studies) from the University of Cape Town.