Elizabeth Proust AO

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Elizabeth Proust AO

Chairman, AICD
Chairman, Nestlé Australia
Chairman, Bank of Melbourne

Current Positions

Chairman, AICD
Chairman, Nestlé Australia
Chairman, Bank of Melbourne

Previous Positions

Non Executive Director, Perpetual Ltd
Non Executive Director, Spotless Ltd
Managing Director, Esanda
Secretary (CEO), Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria)

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Governance, Women in Business
Finance Banking, Finance and Government, Global Financial Health
Not for Profit Art and Culture


Elizabeth Proust has held leadership roles in the private and public sectors in Australia for over 30 years. She has an outstanding track record in leading organisations, and in involvement in a range of arts, charitable, university and business boards, for which she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010.

Elizabeth is Chairman of the AICD, Nestle Australia Ltd, and the Bank of Melbourne. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elizabeth’s executive roles included Managing Director, Esanda, Group General Manager HR and Corporate Affairs at ANZ, Secretary of Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria) and CEO of the City of Melbourne, and several roles at BP Australia and BP International. She has a Law degree (University of Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from La Trobe University.

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