Karen Ellis

Chief Economist, WWF 

Karen Ellis is Chief Economist at WWF-UK, and a member of WWF’s Global Finance Practice Leadership Team, and oversees a cross-organisational programme of work focusing on how to transform the financial and economic system for sustainability.  She represents WWF on the UK Government’s Transition Plan Taskforce, and on the Green Technical Advisory Group which advises the UK Government on the green taxonomy.    She is an economist with 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.  Karen previously worked for the UK Government at HM Treasury, and at the Department for International Development, with a focus on international economics, private sector development, growth, investment, financial regulation and macroeconomic policy issues. Karen also worked at the Overseas Development Institute, where she led the Private Sector and Markets Programme, focusing on the role of business in achieving sustainable development.  Karen started her career as a consultant for London Economics, advising on financial regulatory issues for private sector clients.