Kathleen Kelly


Kathleen is Director of Collaboration for LocalMotion, an initiative which sees six funders working in partnership to develop new, radical and innovative ideas to boost communities.

Prior to leading the Local Motion collaboration Kathleen held interim and consultancy roles as Assistant Director, Communities and Social Policy at GLA and set up National Lottery Community Fund’s partnership funding programme. She was also Assistant Director of Policy and Research at the National Housing Federation and worked for over nine years at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where she led social research and policy development programmes on issues such as housing market volatility.

Kathleen is on the advisory board for the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. She lives in York with her daughter and enjoys mountain biking and horse riding in the Yorkshire countryside.