Ella is the IGC’s Programme and Impact Director. Prior to joining the IGC she worked as an independent development consultant, specialising in research on sustainable livelihoods in the fragile-state context. She has conducted a number of evaluations in South Sudan, including on behalf of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on their gender-based violence programming and for the World Bank looking at skills development and training opportunities. Alongside this work, Ella founded and now runs GCSE Success, a charitable organisation focused on reducing educational inequalities in the UK. Ella has over four years of private sector experience, working as an actuary in the insurance sector for a number multinational companies. She holds an MPA in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and English Literature from the University of Manchester.