Elaine was appointed as General Counsel & Company Secretary in August 2018. She brings 20 years of legal experience to Chorus, together with extensive leadership experience in regulatory change environments.
She is also an independent director on the Board of NZX Limited. Elaine commenced her career as a solicitor for Kensington Swan before gaining legal experience in both the UK and USA. She was a senior solicitor at Russell McVeagh before joining the NZX executive team where she led a significant change program.
Elaine was the Director of Compliance of the Financial Markets Authority, introducing significant regulatory reforms to the financial services sector. Immediately prior to joining Chorus Elaine was the General Counsel for AMP Financial Services and an executive director of the group’s operating companies.