Ellen is a former Investment Director at IP Group Australia, and former Head of Commercialisation at CSIRO. She has more than 25 years’ experience in strategy, business development, and technology commercialisation. She started as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry before moving into investment banking, advising on mergers, acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions.
During her time at CSIRO, she managed a team responsible for complex licensing and spinouts across all technology areas from medical devices and biotech, to advanced materials and clean tech. Ellen also managed the organisation’s equity portfolio, conducting capital raisings, managing exits and acting as nominee director on multiple spinout boards. Prior to CSIRO, Ellen was COO of CeramiSphere, a spin out from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
Ellen holds an MBA (Distinction) from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Queensland. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).