In-house committee

The ELA in-house committee is established to represent and focus on the interests of the ELA membership who work in-house.

The committee is made up of volunteers from ELA’s membership, all of whom work in-house in the public or private sector. It is chaired by the elected in-house representative, who also sits on the ELA management committee.

Its specific aims are:

  • To establish the needs of the in-house members in relation to ELA and seek to meet those needs, with a focus on provision of  targeted personal and professional development and training, networking and opportunities to get involved in ELA’s work on legislative and policy developments
  • To represent the interests of the in-house membership within ELA
  • To encourage community and support between in-house ELA members and more broadly between in-house ELA members and the rest of the ELA membership
  • To encourage the participation of in-house ELA members in the work of ELA and promote awareness amongst the ELA in-house membership of the opportunities and resources offered by ELA to all its members

The committee will use this page, along with the LinkedIn ELA in-house group, to publish details about specific events or initiatives for in-house members.

The LinkedIn ELA in-house group is a private group for the sole use of ELA in-house members, to provide a secure discussion forum. The group is moderated to ensure only those who work in-house are members. We encourage ELA in-house members to join.

jamesj [at] (subject: In%20house%20Committee) (Please email us) any ideas/feedback for in-house initiatives you would like to see from ELA, or if you are interested in joining the in-house committee.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Sarah Wilder, Staffbase UK Limited
  • Laura Cropley, Specsavers Optical Group Ltd
  • Rachel Dabiri, DeepMind
  • Zoe Dudgeon, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Kate Gallagher, University of Nottingham
  • Katie Gilliland, OneSavings Bank plc
  • Ajay Khandhar, Canva
  • Ken Morrison, St. George's, University of London
  • Elaina Moss, St John and St Elizabeth Hospital
  • Deborah Nathan, University of the Arts London
  • Sanam Tak, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Verity Watson, University of Strathclyde
  • Michael Whitbread, JTC