Ellice was also a Director of the first New Zealand Company and also the second New Zealand Company Ellice was also a Governor of North American Colonial Association of Ireland and subsequently Chairman. In 1832 Ellice, together with Nathaniel Gould, was responsible for the largest land deal in Lower Canada, when the British Government sold, for £110,321, over one million acres in the Eastern Townships to the British American Land Company, of which Ellice was a director Edward Ellice was one of the promoters of the company.
Ellice was involved with the British Bank of North America and attended their second meeting of directors.
Ellice was also Chairman of Cooper Mines of Combe Association. In 1831 Ellice was elected a director to the Court of the East India Company and in 1854 was elected Chairman.
In a number of the schemes which Russell Ellice had an interest in, Edward Ellice"s name featured also. Russell Ellice was a Director of the first New Zealand Company and also the second New Zealand Company.
In the latter company Edward Ellice is also a Director, as is Edward Gibbon Wakefield.
Ellice was also a Governor of the North American Colonial Association of Ireland and subsequently its Chairman. Edward Gibbon Wakefield was also a director of this organisation, to which Edward Ellice sold the Seigneury of Beauharnois. The latter subsequently had to buy back the land in order to save his investment.
The two Ellice brothers had commercial control at different times, of a significant amount of the world.
Russell Ellice as Chairman of the East India Company, was responsible for nearly a fifth of the world"s population covering approximately a million square miles of the Indian sub-continent. The British American Land Company, of which he was a Director, had in excess of a million acres of land, whilst Edward Ellice, Lower Canada"s largest absentee landowner, was also a Director of the Hudson"s Bay Company, which owned over three million square miles of North America.