Ellen is a strategist, coach and facilitator with over 12 years experience in the cultural and creative industries. She is passionate about about supporting creative people and organizations to develop in a meaningful sustainable way, meeting their artistic and social aims as well as their financial needs. Previously Ellen was Head of Business Development at craft incubator Cockpit Arts where she supported hundreds of designer-makers to develop their practice and set up the pioneering Cockpit Arts and Ingenious Loan Fund.
Ellen has also worked as Creative Industries Manager at the Prince's Trust and Development Assistant Officer, where she supported arts and cultural organizations to develop their audiences and business models. She draws on a background in management consultancy, is a SFEDI accredited coach, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Clore Leadership Fellow 2014/15.