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Katie Ellis

Katie Ellis

Governance Director

Katie has over 10 years’ experience in the governance field and is a previous ICSA Award winner. Katie has held visible roles at Board and Group level from an early stage in her career.

Prior to joining Beyond Governance, Katie was the Group Deputy Company Secretary for Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC (FTSE 250 Wealth Manager), which involved holding the Company Secretary role for subsidiary entities including the main operating and FCA regulated entities. Previous to that she worked at Group level for KAZ Minerals PLC (ex FTSE 100 copper miner with listings in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan), Amlin plc (FTSE 250 Lloyd’s reinsurer) and Computershare.

Whilst at KAZ Minerals, Katie worked on the ENRC takeover offer which resulted in c.US$887million cash as well as creating a majority freefloat in company shares. Katie was also part of the team which worked on the sale of Ekibastuz to a related party which resulted in c.US$1.3 billion cash. She supported on the project to increase the pre-export finance debt facility by US$166 million. She was also part of the core team which worked on the Kazakhmys restructure and subsequent rebranding to KAZ Minerals PLC.

Katie is an advocate of the Association of Women Chartered Secretaries and has previously served as committee member. Her tenure included roles as Treasurer and Vice President.

Katie has significant experience of working in FTSE listed Company Secretarial and Governance functions across the mining and financial services industries with a focus on the investment management and insurance subsectors.

Katie says:

“I work for Beyond Governance because I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and relish in helping them to reach their potential through good governance.”

What would you take if you were stranded on a desert island?

“If I was stranded on a deserted island I would take my kindle as nothing else matters when you are absorbed in a good book.”
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