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Ellen O’Hara(she/her)

Board Director (Co-Chair)

Ellen O’Hara is a business coach, consultant, facilitator and programme designer with proven ability to enable enterprise, innovation and leadership capabilities. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with hundreds of creatives, social entrepreneurs and cultural leaders to design and grow sustainable businesses that make an impact – creatively, socially and commercially.  Ellen has designed and delivered national and international programmes for British Council, Nesta, Warwick Ventures, UAL, Clore Leadership, Innovate UK, Frontline, Creative United and Crafts Council.  She is Co-Creator and Director of Modfin, providing business and financial modelling support to purpose led businesses, and Co-Founder of Wild Working, a startup platform for remote workers.  Ellen is passionate about the role that creativity can play in fostering a more entrepreneurial approach to leadership and change.  Previous roles include Head of Business Development at award winning craft incubator Cockpit Arts, and Creative Industries Manager at The Prince’s Trust where she supported young people to start and grow their own creative businesses.  She is also Co-Chair of Fifth Word who create and tour new plays by new writers.  Ellen is based in Derbyshire and works internationally.