Chief Executive Officer
Elaine joined MRV in February 2021 bringing strategic leadership expertise and a passion for creating a better world for all. Elaine is thrilled to be part of MRV, and super excited to be able to contribute to its bold, inspiring ambition of finding a cure for BMFS.
For the past 16 years Elaine has worked across the for-purpose sector, leading organisations to develop and successfully deliver strategies to increase their impact by mobilising support and building capability.
As CEO of food rescue organisation SecondBite, Elaine led a period of significant growth expanding the organisation’s operations and impact nationally across Australia to reach thousands more families in need of healthy, fresh food. As Executive Director with Australian Red Cross she built the organisation’s leadership and innovation capability, and as Country Director in Laos with Oxfam, Elaine led a national team to build community resilience and deliver essential services such as health, education and sanitation.
As a volunteer herself, Elaine is committed to the value and importance of volunteers in enabling the ambitious and challenging goals organisations like MRV set themselves. Elaine worked as a volunteer for a small NFP in East Java for 18 months, and currently serves on two volunteer NFP boards.
Elaine has leveraged the commercial and business skills developed in her early career as a partner in global business consulting firms Andersen and Ernst & Young, where she advised major corporates on strategy development, capability and performance.
In 2015 Elaine was recognised as a Global Social Entrepreneur by the prestigious Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – an incredible experience!
Elaine is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Women’s Health West, where she is also Deputy Chair, and of Environment Victoria. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Masters in International Development.
In her spare time Elaine enjoys walking, food (cooking, as well as eating), travel (when possible!) camping and cinema.