Ellie Orton OBE

Chief Executive, NHS Charities Together.

Ellie is Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together and at the helm of the NHS Charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal in 2020 raising over £100m in just 6 weeks, and reaching over £150m by Dec. These funds are granted to all 240 NHS charities across the UK. Before becoming CEO of NHSCT, Ellie worked in the specialist social care, education and faith sector for over 25 years. This includes being CEO at a Coventry based charity working with the most vulnerable and sexually exploited women in the city and Interim CEO and Head of Youth Programmes at the Jon Egging Trust, the national charity set up following the death of the Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Jon Egging in 2011. Ellie was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the NHS during COVID-19.