Elizabeth provides strategic and advisory support to the Cawthron Institute Trust Board and Cawthron Foundation. She also guides the Foundation’s community engagement, philanthropic and education programmes. The role combines Elizabeth’s passion for science, a belief in philanthropy and the desire to see New Zealand prosper. Elizabeth has worked for thirty years in the university, private and public sectors in New Zealand.
She is an independent consultant and her work has a focus on applied research, analysis, communications and business development. She is a Trustee of the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust.
She spends spare time with family, which includes two active teenagers, and is a keen participant in the offerings of the Nelson-Tasman region. Art, cycling, sailing and walking are passions.