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Kelly has spent over a decade exploring the intersection between business, innovation, civil society and technology. Her experience - from within large corporates and NGOs to running a social enterprise and now working as an independent consultant - gives her multiple and varied perspectives from which to approach strategy, design and research work.
Passionate about connecting diverse concepts, people and organisations, Kelly thrives when collaborating to generate ideas, solve problems and facilitate change that will have sustainable social, economic and environmental impact.
Previously she was the Managing Director of Year Here, the UK’s leading early-stage social start-up incubator programme and before that, a Senior Manager at Accenture.
She is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Supply Change and a Trustee at Collective Encounters, as well as a mentor and advisor to a number of young leaders and startups.
Creative Strategist & Facilitator
Kelly works with organisations that are designing new, more equitable systems of social, environmental & economic justice.
Strategy and organisational change lead for the development of a ten-year strategy to end homelessness.
ESG strategy design, development and management for a UK corporate, including net zero target setting and B Corp accreditation process.
Designing effective organisational governance and resource planning for a participatory theatre for social change company.
Strategy project exploring alternative future models for social change with a UK homelessness charity.
Social venture development and commercial strategy with a national housing association.
Impact strategy workshop design, delivery and facilitation for a climate change start up.
Community development, digital strategy research and communications project with a mutual credit union.
Workshop design and facilitation with a cooperative development and community organising movement.
Kelly writes about social innovation, systems change, ethical technology and alternative funding models.
Failure is an option - STIR: The Magazine for the New Economy, November 2022
Another Internet is Possible - STIR: The Magazine for the New Economy, July 2021
What can charity digital learn from the femtech revolution? - Catalyst, February 2021
Let founders chose which startups get funded: why peer-selected investment makes more sense than conventional VC methods - Sifted, January 2021
Let's stop measuring impact - Pioneers Post, January 2021
Why 'building in public' is a feminist act - Pioneers Post, December 2021
The end of ownership? Rethinking land and business in the new economy - Pioneers Post, September 2020
Beyond entrepreneurial capital: why some female founders are choosing to be 'under-represented' - Pioneers Post, July 2020
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