Elizabeth Proust AO

Elizabeth Proust AO

Elizabeth Proust AO

Advisory Board Chairperson | Bank of Melbourne

Elizabeth Proust has held leadership roles in the private and public sectors in Australia for more than 30 years. She has worked in local, State and Federal Government, the oil industry and in banking.  She has held senior positions in the Victorian Government and was CEO of the City of Melbourne.

Elizabeth is currently Chairman of Nestle (Australia), Chairman of the Bank of Melbourne, and Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council.  Elizabeth has a Law degree (University of Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from La Trobe University.

She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 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.

Board experience includes listed and private companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures, as well as government and not for profit boards, over more than 30 years.  In the listed space, she has experience on remuneration and audit committees, and at Nestle Australia, chairs their Creating Shared Value board.

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