Ellie was born in Milton Keynes and has spent the majority of my professional life working in this area. For her Milton Keynes and its surrounding area is ‘home’ and has some of the most interesting planning projects going on. Ellie became involved with Women in Planning as a way to ensure the region, which often falls between different organisation’s coverage, had its own voice. Ellie cites Dr Wei Yang as one of her role models noting there is a lot that can be learnt both in terms of professional skills but also as a woman who is fearless to show her ambition.
Ellie was awarded a British Empire Medal. Whilst this is a major achievement, she thinks that getting to eat cakes in Buckingham Palace was the greatest reward ever. She is also a closet transport nerd and knows far more than a normal person about the public transport network!