Bond Associate Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan Ellis

British Red Cross

As an advocacy campaign director, strategist and teacher; Jonathan works with civil society groups around the world to campaign for change. 

Currently he is an advocacy consultant for the Open Society Foundations supporting their Early Childhood programme. His recent assignments include work with Alliance 2015 in Pakistan, Helvetas in Sri Lanka and internationally for Caritas, Eurochild and UNICEF. Previously he led successful campaigns for British Red Cross; Refugee Council; the Empty Homes Agency; and Oxfam

He is a qualified teacher in secondary and higher education, and has worked to build capacity and confidence in civil society around the world to push for policy and practice change.

He is author of Campaigning for Change – an Essential Guide to Campaigning around the World (2017), has written and piloted a global advocacy toolkit for the International Federation of the Red Cross/ Red Crescent, and has over 3,000 students in 130 countries on his on-line campaigning courses.

He is also national Chair of City of Sanctuary, and a trustee of the Voice of Domestic Workers

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a former visiting lecturer on the MA in political communications at City University in London. Born in South Africa, he was educated at Durham (BA Hons History), Leicester (PGCE), Loughborough (MBA) and City (PG Certificate in Academic Practice) universities.