Lori-Jay Ellis

CEO of Queensland Writers Centre

Lori-Jay Ellis is a creative executive leader, with a diverse and eclectic background in global marketing. She is a skilled builder of brands and a talented business strategist, with a passion for fostering talent and empowering teams to achieve their potential.


Lori-Jay embodies creativity and innovation, bringing a wealth of management experience and a particular passion for the role of innovation in building strong and connected communities. 


Producing and directing several funded short films, Lori-Jay has a personal passion for the written word and a genuine love for all things indie. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual – QUT) and has been CEO of a community arts studio in Sydney, marketing director at a large multinational, and managed a New York art gallery.


She has been CEO of Queensland Writers Centre for five years – leading the organisation through what has been a challenging few years!


To learn more about QWC, head to their website: https://queenslandwriters.org.au/


Lori-Jay will also be hosting Writer Consult Sessions over the festival weekend, to read more about those sessions and book one for yourself head to the QWC Writer Consults page.