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Bachelor of Social Science (Geography), Master of International Economics and Economic Geography, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Ellen believes now is the time to address the wicked challenges* our society is facing.

Ellen leads climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk services at SGS. She has specialist expertise in housing policy and leads our annual award-winning rental affordability index research project.

Ellen has expertise in policy advice, governance, business case development and social, economic and financial analysis. She believes in the power of engagement and collaboration and uses her communication, facilitation and consultation skills to deliver solutions that are developed with and owned by clients, stakeholders and communities.

Ellen has managed many large projects that involve multiple clients and stakeholders around wicked issues such as governance reform, transitioning to a low carbon economy and housing affordability and homelessness.

She is a regular media commentator and speaker at conferences and events, which support her passion for engaging with stakeholders to make lasting impacts in the public interest.

Ellen has substantial governance and director experience, having served on multiple boards.

* Social planning problems that cannot be successfully treated with traditional linear, analytical approaches.