Director, The Democratic Society
Kelly is a Director at The Democratic Society (Demsoc), a non-profit organisation working to improve the ways that people are involved in making and shaping the decisions that affect their lives. She has a background in non-formal learning and community based projects, with a decade’s experience facilitating spaces for dialogue, deliberation and learning. Kelly’s worked across Europe to explore and support different methods, tools and networks to enable participation in local, national and European democracy. In Scotland, she’s currently supporting councils and communities to do participatory budgeting, to use digital tools for participation, and leading Demsoc’s work around open government.