As the London-based Executive Director of the CCLI, Ellie is responsible for day-to-day management of the CCLI, including fundraising, communications, stakeholder engagement, and the development and execution of strategy. As an Australian-qualified lawyer, Ellie is a part time Senior Associate at MinterEllison, the largest commercial law firm in Asia Pacific, where she advises government entities and corporations across a diverse range of sectors on climate change liability risk management and disclosure. Ellie is on the management team of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, the Steering Committee of The Chancery Lane Project, a global initiative to re-wire contracts and laws for climate action, and on the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board as it transitions to support the International Sustainability Standards Board. Ellie co-authored the CCLI’s Comparative Paper and revised Climate Risk Reporting Journey and biodiversity-related liability risks report. She assisted the World Economic Forum with its effective climate governance initiative, authoring the legal chapter of the white paper that was launched at Davos in January 2019. Other recent publications include a chapter in Sustainability and Financial Markets published by the Dutch Central Bank and the Rabound University OO&R Business and Law Research Centre, and a chapter in the second edition of the Wiley Handbook on Board Governance. Ellie was Editor of volume 36 of the Monash University Law Review, which included a special issue on climate change. With degrees in law, finance and philosophy from Oxford University, Monash University and the Australian National University, Ellie brings an inter-disciplinary skill-set to complex challenges.
Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
Based: London, UK
Lawyer (Australian qualified)