Ellen works in the Strategic Communications team, overseeing and delivering multi-channel media campaigns internationally to challenge the status quo on climate and nature and directly influence the behaviours of governments and companies. She manages the communications on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure, Plastics, Clean Air, Wildlife, Energy Systems, Chemicals, Fisheries, Sustainable Seafood, Environmental Democracy and ClientEarth’s work in Germany.

Working with lawyers and policy experts in the programme teams, she has used strategic media and campaigning work to turn our clean air victories in courts in the UK, Germany and across the EU into major political and corporate impetus for change, with new clean air policies coming into play across the bloc.

With ClientEarth relatively new in Germany, Ellen has directed media work allowing us to feed directly into the political debate on the German coal phase-out.

Ellen also manages communications around major litigation to challenge and prevent fossil fuel developments, raising wider awareness within the corporate world about the risk of investing in these projects.


Ellen has worked in editorial at the International New York Times, and at a London-based sustainable food magazine, and worked in sales and marketing. Unable to escape the need to act to protect fields and forests, she started at ClientEarth as Communications Assistant in 2015.


Ellen graduated from the University of Exeter with a first degree in English Literature and French in 2013. She then spent time in Germany, Italy and the UK working in sales and marketing roles, gaining practical experience in sustainable agriculture, and improving her spoken languages.

Climate change and nature loss means we’re all living on a poorer planet – and we can still change that. I strongly believe that giving nature back the space to breathe and finding smart ways to power our lives will change our prospects. I’m lucky enough to work with an incredible transnational team every day to try and make that happen.