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Elizabeth Proust AO - Advisory Board Chairman, Bank of Melbourne


One of Melbourne’s leading business figures, Elizabeth Proust has held leadership roles in the private and public sectors in Australia for over 30 years.

Elizabeth has an outstanding record in developing and leading organisations both locally and internationally. Prior to taking on roles as a non-executive director, Elizabeth spent eight years with the ANZ Group, including four years as Managing Director of Esanda. At ANZ itself, she held the positions of Managing Director, Metrobanking and Group General Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Management Services. She was global head of HR at ANZ at a time when the bank was represented in some 43 countries.

Before joining ANZ, Elizabeth was Secretary (CEO) of the Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Chief Executive of the City of Melbourne. She had previously been appointed Secretary (CEO) of the Victorian Attorney General’s Department. Elizabeth’s first role after graduation was in public affairs at BP Australia.


Elizabeth is currently Chairman of Nestlé Australia and a non executive director of Lendlease Ltd.


Elizabeth has been involved in a range of arts, charitable, university and business boards, for which she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010.