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Elaine’s governance philosophy is that the role of a director is to ensure the future success of an organisation. She is outcome focused and mindful to ensure results will deliver impact.

Having a strong business sense, a flair to think differently and being knowledge hungry, Elaine can quickly ‘join the dots’ to bring value and diverse thinking to a Board. She is an experienced director with current and past appointments with organisations that create value for others.


Current and past governance roles have been in agribusiness, research and innovation and education, and a corporate career involving agribusiness, local government, information management, health & safety and human resources.

Aside from her daughters and family Elaine has four strong passions.

  • Business and how all the vital parts of a business fit together to drive success
  • Capability building and education – growing people and communities
  • Primary industries
  • Innovation and research

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