BA Law (Hons), BA (Japanese), LSDA, FAICD
Appointed to the Board
13 October 2020
In 2002, following a successful 15 year legal career, Elizabeth founded respected national governance consultancy, Board Matters. She has been intrigued by, and specialised in, the work of boards and the field of governance ever since.
Elizabeth’s first connection with Endeavour Foundation came as a child in the late 1960s, when both of her parents were already active volunteers, a family habit that continued for decades. As soon as she was old enough, Elizabeth (and her brothers) became Life Members. As a young lawyer, Elizabeth served on the board of Endeavour (1992-1997) following in the footsteps of her father. She returned to the board 25 years later in 2021, with more highly experience-honed legal and governance skills and was elected by her peer Directors as Chair of Endeavour Foundation in 2023.
In addition to being a governance consultant and educator (spending 17 years as a facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors in its national and international programs), Elizabeth has maintained an active portfolio of directorships over the past 30 years. This included 14 years as a Director, and ultimately President and Chair, of RACQ until 2022. Elizabeth currently also chairs the board of Queensland Theatre and is a member of the board of a private company in the tourism accommodation industry, as well as being an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Queensland philanthropic charity, The John Villiers trust.