Elizabeth has over fifteen years’ experience working within the not for profit sector. Prior to joining the DPA, she was Chief Executive of the British Interplanetary Society, a learned society with a global membership focusing on space exploration. Before this she has worked for the Aldridge Foundation, a multi-academy sponsor focusing on using entrepreneurship to transform life chances for young people and their communities in areas showing multiple indicators of deprivation; and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where she led the President & CEO’s Office alongside being the governance lead for this global health body. In all of her roles, Elizabeth has worked with local and central government, industry and NGOs to progress the causes of her organisations.
She holds a MSc in Corporate Communication and Public Affairs from Robert Gordon University, alongside a BSc in International Relations and a Diploma in the Common Law from the University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Elizabeth has a strong commitment to empowering communities by giving them access to the tools and technologies that they need to develop and grow. She also holds trusteeships in wildlife and cultural charities.