She leads Social Finance’s global health work, focusing on innovative financing to maximise the delivery of health outcomes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Ellie joined us in 2012 at the inception of the International team, and has over a decade’s experience building partnerships with donor agencies, governments, delivery organisations and social investors around innovative financing.
Through her work at Social Finance, Ellie has led a number of projects looking at public and private sector partnerships and the blending of different types of finance to deliver improved health outcomes. She is particularly interested in using outcomes-based programming to drive a greater focus on access and quality of service, and using data feedback loops to make health systems work for harder to reach, disproportionately affected and marginalised populations.
Ellie has explored the use of strategic purchasing models to support access to and improve the quality of private HIV services in India, worked with the ICRC to identify opportunities to deploy New Financing Mechanisms across its Physical Rehabilitation portfolio, and worked with The Global Fund to develop a blended finance fund for Malaria Elimination. She has led multiple impact bond design processes, including design of the World Bank’s first development impact bond around youth employment in the West Bank and has spent time embedded within the Innovative Financing Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prior to joining Social Finance, Ellie worked at the British Council on their International Education projects, and with Transparency International on developing their anti-corruption reporting methodologies.