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Speaker profile: Ellie Orton

Image titleEllie Orton has been Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together since July 2018. She was instrumental in leading the charity’s Covid Urgent Appeal during 2020, which went on to be the biggest fundraising campaign in history, and has since overseen a transformation within the charity in terms of its governance and strategy. Previously she was CEO at a Coventry based charity working with vulnerable and sexually exploited women, and interim CEO at the John Egging Trust, supporting young people with barriers in their lives to reach their full potential. Ellie is passionate about social change and the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which literally translates as ‘humanity’. She loves beaches, running, and her family, including the dog. She was proud to be awarded an OBE in June 2021 for services to the NHS.