Eleni Kanellas

BA in History

Director of Communications (Wednesday-Friday)

College Roles

  • Director of Communications (Job Share)


Email: eleni.kanellas@newn.cam.ac.uk, communications@newn.cam.ac.uk


Newnham’s Communications Office is about college communications in its broadest sense. Yes, we’re creating engaging alumnae publications, writing a prospectus that attracts great students, running social media, and overseeing the website. Most crucially, we are here to help people within College communicate – with each other and the outside world. That may mean working with students and staff to ensure that routine information and procedures are clear. It may mean working with an academic to manage unexpected media attention or helping them prepare for a major interview about their research. We balance long-term project management with the unexpected requests that come in every day.

Eleni Kanellas has extensive communications experience both in-house and agency side, with previous roles at global media agency Ogilvy PR and seven years at TK Maxx, managing national and international PR, Influence and Social media campaigns, brand management, charity communications, internal communications and engagement, events and digital marketing, working in London and Dublin.

Eleni works Wednesday to Friday and shares the role with her job share partner Sara Gaines, who works Monday to Wednesday.

If the Communications Office can help you, please get in touch: communications@newn.cam.ac.uk.