|Downing Street Director of Communications|
June 2007 – August 2009
|Prime Minister||Gordon Brown|
|Preceded by||David Hill|
|Succeeded by||Simon Lewis|
Michael James Ellam
October 4, 1968
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge (M.A.)|
London School of Economics (MSc)
|Occupation||Banker, economist, civil servant, businessman|
Michael James Ellam (born 4 October 1968) is a British banker and former civil servant.
Ellam studied economics at the University of Cambridge from 1987 to 1990 and the London School of Economics from 1990 to 1991. A career Civil Servant, he joined HM Treasury in 1993. He held a succession of posts including Private Secretary to Chancellor Kenneth Clarke, Head of Debt and Reserves Management and Director of Policy. He was appointed Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street under Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he returned to HM Treasury as Director General International Finance continuing into the premiership of David Cameron.
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