Nicola Elliott

, Senior Relationship and Project Manager

As Senior Project & Relationship Manager, I perform the function of managing the advance planning of Richard Branson’s philanthropic engagements.  In addition, my responsibilities include preparation of necessary briefing materials and managing multi-stakeholder engagements and donor cultivation gatherings with our amazing partners and community members from around the world.

I first joined the Virgin Group as Richard's Executive Assistant in 2005.  From Necker Island I established and ran Richard’s office accompanying him on international engagements and family activities.  Five years later I had the opportunity to move to New York to develop Virgin Unite’s annual program of events and build our network of supporters. Prior to the Virgin Group I managed the contractual obligations and personal affairs for renowned Chef, TV personality and author, Jamie Oliver and started my career at UBS Warburg investment bank.  After almost fifteen years, I am still inspired by the dynamism of the Virgin Group and feel fortunate to work at the intersection of philanthropy and alongside the energetic team that are focused on making the world a better place.