Liz has extensive experience in management of not for profit organisations having been General Manager of several leading non-profit organisations in Scotland and Australia. She has worked extensively with the complex issues impacting on marginalised groups and is currently Program Manager of The Benevolent Society’s SydneyLeadership Program promoting social leadership across all sectors.
As General Manager of Streetwize Communications, Liz led the organisation through a social accountability process that resulted in the first social audit conducted on a non-profit in NSW. After leaving Streetwize she joined The Miller Group social issues consultancy and consulted with not for profit organisations working with social accountability processes. Beginning her career in Scotland with a degree in Communication Studies, Liz began working with marginalised groups, where she developed communication initiatives to lobby and raise awareness of their issues. This led to her managing the development of a peer-based drug information service for young people ‘Crew 2000’ which has since been replicated in other parts of the UK and Europe as a model of good practice.
After emigrating to Australia in 2000, Liz was General Manager of Streetwize Communications for five years and has wide experience consulting with young people, Indigenous and marginalised groups and developing awareness of the issues these groups face. and has. In Australia and internationally, Liz has developed and delivered a range of training programs, published research papers and presented at conferences on the complex social issues experienced by young people and marginalised groups.