a little history…

ella Foundation charity, the parent company of ella Forums, were set up in 2011 by co Founder Mike Burnage & Brian Chernett, the Founder of The Academy for Chief Executives, which for 18 years has helped thousands of CEOs achieve measurable results for their organisations via a holistic leadership development programme. The tried and tested methods that worked for leaders in the commercial sector have been adapted to inspire leaders in charities and social enterprises.

we are growing

ella Foundation was founded in 2011. The purpose of the foundation is to inspire the leaders of charities and social enterprises to be outstanding leaders.

our values





To understand

To open horizons

To say what we believe

To do all this with love

our behaviours




Fun loving

To include all ethical leaders

To be and to encourage openness

To encourage forward action

To enjoy and celebrate the journey