Elizabeth is a dynamic leader in Australia’s agricultural sector, with experience as a facilitator of research and aid projects, and a consultant and mentor. She currently coordinates an agricultural research for development program in Papua New Guinea on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Elizabeth is the co-founder of ‘agdots’, a small consultancy that brings together strategic people, groups, businesses, and communities in the agricultural industry.
Inspired by her upbringing on a sheep and grain farm in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for her industry. She is ministerially appointed to the WA state Industry Funding Scheme Appointments Committee and as a Commissioner for the Agricultural Produce Commission. She is currently non-executive director with ASX-listed Wide Open Agriculture, board director for the RRR Women’s Network of WA, a mentor for the Australia Awards DFAT Women’s Leadership Initiative and ECU Career Alumni Mentoring Program.
Elizabeth is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Business and is currently studying a Master of Food Security. Elizabeth has been awarded Most Outstanding Emerging Leader at the inaugural Women in Australian Agribusiness 100, and WA Young Achiever of the Year for her voluntary and community contributions.