Ella Dolphin

Chief Executive , The Stylist Group

Ella Dolphin was appointed to the position of CEO at Shortlist Media in September 2016, with a brief to deliver growth and innovation for the business. Ella undertook a major business transformation in late 2018, pivoting the business to The Stylist Group, building out digital capabilities and focusing entirely on the strength of the Stylist brand, at a time when feminism and the united force of women has never been more relevant. In December 2021 she took charge of Beano Studios and is now Chief Brand Officer for all of DC Thomson's media brands. Ella's career in publishing has spanned major publishing groups, first as Head of Magazines at the Daily Mail Group, moving in 2010 to Bauer Media as Publisher of Grazia during a period of significant growth, before joining Hearst UK, where she published brands including Cosmopolitan, Red and Esquire. Before being appointed CEO of Shortlist Media, Ella was Group Commercial Director for Hearst UK, and was responsible for all commercial revenues for print and digital, as well as new revenue streams across events, commercial content, contract publishing and licensing. Ella is also a board member of Childline and a member of WACL and is passionate about both organisations.