Ellen has 16 years’ experience of working in the voluntary and community sector at senior management level. Ellen joined Pact in 2012 initially as New Business and Partnership Manager and then Director of Business Development.  Ellen became Pact’s Deputy Chief Executive in 2014,taking on the dual role of Managing Director of Pact Futures CIC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Pact) in 2015. Since joining Pact, Ellen has focused on the development of commercial contracts, tendering for MoJ/NOMS provision and developing partnerships with a wide range of private, third and public sector partners.  This has included securing over £2.5m through Transforming Rehabilitation contracts and £5m from NOMS CFO3.

Prior to Pact, Ellen worked for Sova as Business Development and Partnership Manager, responsible for Midlands and Wales, and has previously worked as Partnership Manager for Serco Welfare to Work as regional lead in Yorkshire and Humber for Flexible New Deal and Work Programme, successfully securing one of Serco’s two Work Programme contracts in South Yorkshire, and developing their Third Sector Engagement Strategy. Ellen has been Chief Executive of a ward based charity, Oldington and Foley Park Community Network growing it from £100,000 per year to £450,000 turnover in addition to Founder and CEO of The Network (Worcestershire) providing refurbished electrical appliances for low income families – an exemplar project for DEFRA, Government Office West Midlands and the FRN. Ellen has experience in serving on a number of Charity Boards currently as MD of Pact Futures CIC and previously including FRN Enterprises, Community Action Wyre Forest and Community Support Initiatives as Chair and FRN, Distributed Learning and Kidderminster College as a Board Director. Ellen has a BSocSc in Political Science and a Certificate in Fundamentals of Senior Management.