Join Wendy Teasdale-Smith and Women on Boards at our Director Lunch in Adelaide. This lunch is an excellent opportunity to hear from a current director about challenges and learning from their board journey, their tips for aspiring directors and opportunities as well as other current topical issues in their sector.
Guest Speaker: Elaine Bensted
Elaine Bensted is Chief Executive of Zoos SA which operates both Adelaide and Monarto Zoo and has been in this role since September 2012. Elaine reports to the Zoos SA Board, elected by members of the society, and is supported by a strong senior management team.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive, Elaine held the position of Chief Executive for TAFE SA and preceding this held senior roles in both state and local government. Elaine has also worked in the private finance sector, within human resources and training management, operation and project management and bank branch manager roles.
Outside of her work with Zoos SA, Elaine is Vice President of Zoos & Aquarium Association (ZAA) and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Board member of Children’s University Advisory Board, Uni SA Business School Program Advisory Board, The Australian Rhino Project Board, International Koala Centre of Excellence Advisory Board, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Membership & Ethics Committee and the Treasurer, Board member of the Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Board and Environment Institute Advisory Board.
Elaine’s qualifications include an MBA and a Masters in Public Policy and Management. She also holds qualifications in accounting and finance.
This is the second of intimate director 'Lunch Series' being held in Adelaide for WOB Subscribers and their guests. Numbers are limited to 10 participants only. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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