Oli Kelly-Dean

Oli is a Consultant in NPC’s Research & Consultancy team working with charities, funders and government. He supports a wide range of organisations with research, workshops, strategy, theory of change and measurement & evaluation of programmes. He is currently working with the Greater London Authority to measure & evaluate the impact of two of their employability programmes for young people and veterans. Oli is also researching the landscape of digital mental health services for children & young people.

Before joining NPC, Oli worked in the Philanthropy Division at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) managing cross-departmental projects and supporting their Charity Advisory & Programmes and Corporate Advisory teams. This involved conducting research, interviews, grant-making support and charity engagement events. Prior to this he worked in several small charities covering a range of cause areas.

Oli holds a law degree from the University of Manchester and is a qualified PRINCE2 project management practitioner.

Why I work at NPC

Coming from the charity sector, I want to make sure charities have the best research, advice and support possible, in order to further improve the lives of their beneficiaries.

A snapshot of my work


Charities, young people and digital mental health services


Power dynamics in grant making