Prior to taking on roles as a non-executive director, Elizabeth spent eight years with the ANZ Group, including four years as Managing Director of Esanda. At ANZ itself, she held the positions of Managing Director, Metrobanking and Group General Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Management Services. She was global head of HR at ANZ at a time when the bank was represented in some 43 countries.
Before joining ANZ, Elizabeth was Secretary (CEO) of the Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Chief Executive of the City of Melbourne. She had previously been appointed Secretary (CEO) of the Victorian Attorney General’s Department. Elizabeth’s first role after graduation was in public affairs at BP Australia.
In 2010 Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.
Elizabeth joined the AICD Board in March 2014 and appointed Chairman in December 2015. Elizabeth is Chairman of Nestle Australia and Chairman of the Bank of Melbourne. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Catholic Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council.