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Ella Barrington

Ella Barrington is an award-winning business, project and operations director, who carved her career in the ambitious world of motorsport. An advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM, she is also an active speaker and volunteer.

Ella spends her time as a consultant and contractor specialising in commercial project management making things happen on time and budget. She likes to make hard things look easy for clients.

Ella gained a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Leeds, and then returned to Oxfordshire to study for a Masters of Science in Racing Engine Design at Oxford Brookes University. She is also a qualified PRINCE2® Project Management Practitioner.

Since graduating, she has worked in the relentless world of professional motorsport and engineering in a variety of technical and commercial roles. She began consulting in 2016 to bring the fundamental things she learnt in motorsport to businesses across all sectors.

Ella want to dispel the myth that technical things can only be understood by people who are good at maths. And that engineers don’t “do feelings”.

She has since joined the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at my local alma mater as an Associate Lecturer. If Ella can keep the attention of hungover students on a Friday afternoon, she can probably keep yours too!