David Kelly, Project Lead, Ageing, Youth and Communities
David Kelly is an experienced strategist and program planner with a 30-year commitment to working with disempowered communities. In the non-government sector, in local and state government and in his own business, he has achieved national recognition for creativity and innovation in community development and aged care.
His success is based on the deeply held belief that communities change for the better when citizens of all ages are active and creative participants in community development processes rather than passive consumers of services.
David is the principal of David Kelly and Associates – a company he established in 2002 with specialisations in program planning, strategy and organisational development in the ageing and community sectors. He completed a two-year term term as deputy CEO of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation before joining the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre to lead the development of Ageing, Youth and Community projects.