Ellie Collier

I have over 10 years' experience in museums, heritage and culture including working for Arnos Vale, Arts Council England, Cornwall Museums Partnership, National Trust, Salisbury Museum and English Heritage. I have create strategy, manage change, and projects and have fundraised over £10 million.

I currently run Arnos Vale Cemetery, a cultural historic venue in Bristol. We use our site to promote wellbeing, and cultural activity including theatre, dance, historic interpretation, performance and music. We are interested in the question of "What is the purpose of a historic cemetery in the 21st century?" and "what's more cultural than death". We provide a safe space to explore and discuss these questions.

I have previously worked with cultural organisations and individuals to develop appropriate structures and governance to ensure their success in the future. I worked with them to develop cross organisational strategies, including charity set up, fundraising and business planning.

HLF bid writing
Trusts and Foundation bid writing
Project Management
Fundraising Strategies
Board Development

Executive and Personal Coaching
Strategy Development Coaching

How I am using my skills for change

Authentic leadership is essential to my creating change in the organisations I work for. I used the skills, experience and training I developed and took part in during Fellowship to make organisations more resilient and effective.