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Elizabeth Shaw

Influential leader, commentator, consultant

About Me

Elizabeth has been a Board Member of UN Women National Committee Australia since 2010, and was elected President in 2014.

A qualified company director, Elizabeth also serves as Deputy Chair of Inclusion WA and serves on the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, an initiative to increase the number of female directors on ASX-200 boards to 30% by 2018.

She works full time in KPMG’s advisory practice, supporting organisations to manage people impacts during times of significant change. Prior to this, she worked as the Executive Director of the UN Association of Australia and as a solicitor at the State Solicitor’s Office of Western Australia.

In 2008, she served as the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, consulting with 5,000 young Australians before presenting her findings at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Elizabeth has published widely on gender and development issues and has presented on these topics around Australia and at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Elizabeth has been recognised with an Australian Leadership Award from the Australian Davos Connection, a West Australian of the Year Award (Youth) from Celebrate WA and as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

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