Ellen Rutherford

Ellen Rutherford

NCS Director

As the NCS director, Ellen is responsible for all NCS delivery carried out by The Challenge. This includes ensuring as many young people as possible take part, making sure the programme is of the highest possible quality and the taking responsibility for the safety of young people on the programme. Ellen works with our internal NCS teams across the country and our network of local delivery partners.

She joined The Challenge in 2011 to manage the then very small south-east London and Surrey sales team, and has held various roles in the organisation before her appointment to NCS director. Ellen also chairs the board of Invisible Flock, an interactive art and technology company. Ellen attended the University of Sheffield and graduated with a BA in English literature (British and Commonwealth).