Ellie Herriot

Principal Consultant

I am a Principal Consultant at byrne·dean and deliver a range of training sessions all over the world.

I  am passionate about developing awareness and behaviours which allow employees and organisations to reach their full potential. I have experience running a huge range of sessions from all staff behavioural to leadership workshops for more senior staff and more procedural sessions.  I am able to balance my sessions between technical knowledge and real lived experience due to a varied career. As well as experience as a practising Employment Lawyer in top city law firms, I have worked as an In-house Lawyer and in HR within a financial institution. I therefore know what it is like to be a client and someone who has to deliver to clients, I understand the pressures and challenges of these environments and use this to make sessions come to life. I have also worked in HR at the University of Cambridge and taught law at a secondary school both of which honed my ability to answer a difficult question!

I have had my challenges during my working life including a period of post-natal depression and a serious accident which initially left me unable to walk and in need of a number of surgeries. This means I am resilient and understanding and can teach other people how to deal with their own life challenges and how to support team members.

I have always been interested in how human beings interact with each other and am grateful that this is the focus of my career.

2018 – current: Principal Consultant at byrne·dean

HR, University of Cambridge

Trainer in Law, Saffron Walden County High

In-house solicitor, Barclays Bank Plc

Solicitor, Olswang

Trainee and Solicitor, Norton Rose

Law, St John’s College, University of Cambridge

LPC, Nottingham Law School

"Really good session, very informative and very well facilitated over a virtual platform."

Articles from

Ellie Herriot

Not trusting the system

Through the lens of the Post Office scandal, Ellie explores what the actions of employees can tell us about the cultural climate of an organisation.

The FCA, risk and connecting ED&I strategies with culture

Ellie Herriot brings into focus the FCA’s expectations on non-financial misconduct and the interconnectedness with ED&I strategy and culture.

UK Equal Pay Day 18 November 2021- don’t bake it in!

Today, UK Equal Pay Day, marks the day in the year on which women effectively, on average, stop earning compared to men.

The office - the new (old) home of the old boys’ network? Not unless we let it.

There are a number of surveys such as this example showing that men are more likely to return to the office than women.

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