TRUSTEE – Freelance Arts Manager – Kettle’s Yard & University of Cambridge Museums
Ellen is a freelance Arts Manager whose clients include Kettle’s Yard and the University of Cambridge Museums. She graduated with an MA in English Literature and began her career as a children’s book editor.
After a day’s corporate volunteering at a drop-in centre in south London she decided to follow her heart into the charity sector and left publishing for a role at Kids Company, where she saw children’s lives dramatically transformed through the therapeutic use of the arts. She gained a postgraduate qualification in the Psychology of Education and spent the next decade working in education and charity settings, including as the Head of an award-winning volunteer programme at childhood-adversity charity Body & Soul. She joined Blue Smile as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group in 2014 and became a Trustee in 2018.