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Elizabeth Proust AO

Chairman, Nestle Australia

Elizabeth Proust is Chairman of Nestle Australia, Chairman of the Bank of Melbourne and a non-executive director of Lendlease Ltd.

In 2010 Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australian 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.

Previously Elizabeth worked in senior roles at the ANZ Banking Group, in local, State and Federal Government, and in BP Australia and BP International.   She has held senior positions in the Victorian Government, including as Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department.  She was also CEO of the City Of Melbourne.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Law degree (University of Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from La Trobe University.