Named OBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services to education and young people, Elly was formerly the Principal of Joseph Chamberlain College. Now working full-time with Consilium, Elly is also Director of the College for International Citizenship, a prestigious pre-university summer school for international students held annually in Birmingham.

Elly is currently a Lead Improvement Partner (LIP) for the Council of British Internatonal Schools (COBIS) accreditation programme.

She has worked extensively overseas, and was Director of Studies at the Sacred Heart School in Tokyo before returning to the UK. She has held senior leadership roles for more than two decades, both in the UK and overseas and is a founder director of the International Writing project which she delivers in a variety of locations around the world each year. Elly sits on a number of UK college committees and chairs the Sixth Form Colleges International Committee in the UK.

Recent work includes support for a leading UK independent school preparing to sign an MoU with a partner in China, keynote speaker at the 2016 ELLSA conference at Bangkok Patana School, feasibility study and project support for a new school in Novosibirsk in the Russian Federation, and EAL across the curriculum training at the British School, Jakarta and Ajman Academy in the UAE.

Specialist consulting areas:

  • School start-up support
  • Sixth Form College and FE provision
  • Teaching for excellence in Learning Outcomes
  • Language acquisition
  • EAL for specialists and non-specialists
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Leadership development across the school
  • Performance management of academic and support staff
  • Curriculum monitoring