Kelly Rust

Kelly Rust headshot on pink background

Kelly Rust – Advisory Panel

Kelly Rust is an interim, director, coach and mentor working in charities and social businesses. She has operated at senior and director level roles for the last 20 years, responsible for strategic operations, transformational change, service delivery and grant making.

Kelly has experience in a variety of sectors including poverty, criminal justice and substance misuse, mental health, women, LGBT+, community development, people with multiple and complex needs, older and younger people, civil liberties and human rights, having worked in them either as an employee, volunteer, trustee or consultant. She has a passion for social justice which is the golden thread that has run throughout her paid and voluntary roles. 

Kelly’s key interests and expertise include:

  • Grant making, philanthropy and capacity building 
  • Project and programme design and service redesign 
  • Change management, impact and performance improvement
  • Partnership development and collaboration
  • Strategic planning, business development and diversification 
  • Social justice, women’s rights, poverty and inequalities

Little Weaknesses:

  • 80’s music
  • Stripey socks
  • Karaoke