Kelly Rowe

Kelly Rowe

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Kelly has more than 10 years of experience working in the realm of public impact as a strategic advisor, researcher and management consultant. She thrives on creating innovative and collaborative strategies with her clients, aligning key stakeholders and delivering value and positive outcomes. She passionately brings creative and data-driven insights to her strategic advice and problem solving on complex projects. Her expertise includes innovation and social impact strategies, service delivery effectiveness, strategic planning, leadership strategies, program design, cost-benefit and impact assessments and organizational alignment.

Influential work

  • Led the design of a social and community impact strategy for a major gold producer, including supporting the alignment of key government and indigenous stakeholders to implement the strategy
  • Led the design of a leading practice and stakeholder informed innovation strategy for one of Canada’s biggest cities
  • Managed the delivery of a modern leadership strategy for one of Canada’s provincial governments
  • Developed a COVID-19 recovery strategy for Canada’s transit agencies to support the sustainability and safety of public transit in Canada
  • Developed options for a new statistics office for a Canadian province, including assessing potential organizational structures and business models.

Outside of Nous

Kelly has previously been an active election volunteer, having worked on campaigns in Canada and acted as an international election observer. She has also published peer-reviewed research on political behaviour and institutions across OECD countries.

Kelly holds a PhD and a Master of Arts (political and social sciences) from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Bachelor of Arts (political science) from York University.

In her spare time...

Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors (in three of Toronto’s four seasons), riding one of her many bikes, kayaking, relaxing in city parks and travelling to discover interesting topography.