Oli Kelly-Dean

Oli is a Consultant in NPC’s Research and Consultancy team working with charities, funders and government. He supports a wide range of organisations with strategy, theory of change, systems mapping and measurement & evaluation, as well as supporting NPC’s systems change and health work. He is currently working with the Greater London Authority to measure and evaluate the impact of two of their employability programmes aimed at young people and veterans. Other projects include supporting the design of two strategies for health charities, one focused on seriously ill children and one focused on refugees & asylum seekers, and research into power dynamics in grant-making.

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


Celebrating good governance

Power dynamics in grant making