Ellen Balaguer
Chair, Leeds Advisory Board • Philanthropist • Retired Global Managing Director at Accenture
Leeds Advisory Board

Ellen was a senior executive with Accenture for 27 years and is now retired. During her tenure at Accenture, Ellen held a variety of roles, most recently of which included Global Managing Director for HR & Learning Services and Global Managing Director for Innovation and Offer Management for the Outsourcing business.

While at Accenture, Ellen spearheaded many top strategic growth initiatives for the organization and led some of the largest and most complex deals done on a global basis. She also successfully turned around several distressed business units and drove significant growth in several areas of both the outsourcing and consulting businesses.

Ellen also served on several Accenture corporate boards including the Global Leadership Council, the Global Investment Committee, various corporate strategic growth plan initiatives, Accenture Development Partnerships and several corporate citizenship initiatives.

Since retiring from Accenture in late 2009, Ellen is now a philanthropist and works with a number of education organizations and non-profits in the U.S. and around the world.  She is an active member of the Leeds Advisory Board and has also served as an advisor/board member at the University of Colorado Denver campus, the Jane Goodall Institute, the Florence Crittenton School Denver, United Way and the Colorado Ballet.

Ellen attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned both a BS in Finance and a BA in Psychology. In 2012, Ellen was the Leeds commencement speaker and was also the recipient of the Leeds Distinguished Alumni and Service Award in recognition for her service to the school and exceptional achievements in business. Ellen and her family live in Denver and travel extensively on a worldwide basis.