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Head of Commercial

Julia Ellis

Head of Commercial

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Initially, it’s either the pull of the gym or my small children jumping on my head. A few strong coffees later, it’s my curiosity. Having worked in-house extensively across a number of different sectors, I prefer working collaboratively to understand businesses and what makes them, and their people, tick. My experience means that my advice is focused and pragmatic, and I enjoy being an effective sounding board as new ideas and concepts are developed.

An entrepreneur I admire

Tessa Clarke and Saasha Celestial-One, the co-founders of Olio. Olio is an app which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food and non-food items can be shared, not thrown away. The simplicity of the app really helps to drive sustainability at the local and individual levels, and I’m a big fan!

The fine print

  • Key practices: Corporate & commercial, technology/IT
  • Education and training: University of Cambridge (MA Law & English); BPP Law School (London); qualified in 2007
  • Work: Weil Gotshal & Manges; Taylor Vinters; Morgan Advanced Materials plc; Centrica plc (working for British Gas); TJX Inc. (aka TK Maxx)
  • Client secondments: Premier Foods plc
  • Other Interests: I am a mentor to students studying at the Queen Mary University of London Postgraduate School of Law; I love sport (cross-fit style gym workouts are my thing, but I also enjoy swimming outdoors and have completed a number of triathlons and duathlons).
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