Jenni joined Collaborate in 2021 as an associate before joining the team on a permanent basis in 2022. She brings over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of fields — from digital and data, user experience, organisational design and culture change, to social and public sector innovation. 

Jenni has led a participative policy development process in Barking & Dagenham around Community Assets and worked with a place-based partnership in East Sussex on a systems approach to loneliness, in which the development of a network of community hubs played a huge part. Currently, she is developing a systems approach to multiple disadvantage with Southwark Council and helping Watford Council take a more strategic approach to working with communities. 

Prior to joining Collaborate in 2021, Jenni was responsible for the development and delivery of government innovation programmes at Nesta, including the Upstream Collaborative. This learning network of 20 pioneering local authorities, co-organised with Collaborate, led to the production of the New Operating Models Handbook.

In their own words:

I’m a designer – it’s a mindset which influences the way I think about and do just about everything. I just can’t help but think about how things can be made better – from simple things like utensils, to processes like buying a train ticket to big, complex things like how people and organisations work together to get things done.
At Collaborate I am most inspired by our work with local governmentCouncils hold the closest relationship between the state and the citizen, so have immense power to shape the way places operate and affect the lives of the people who live in them.

Jenni Lloyd Projects