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Elizabeth Ames

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth is an experienced leader in public affairs and policy with a deep knowledge of corporate communications, strategy, and stakeholder engagement. She has a particular focus on building sustainable relationships between business, civil society, and government. Elizabeth specialises in working with companies and organisations with operations across multiple countries and is passionate about building supportive and dynamic organisational cultures.

Elizabeth has extensive experience working across government, corporates, charities, and trade associations and has spent the last decade working in Europe, including at some of the United Kingdom's leading organisations. She has excellent networks across Whitehall and Westminster and a strong understanding of both UK and European policymaking, as well as experience working in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Malta, Albania, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan, Chile, and the United States.

Elizabeth began her career in the Australian foreign service, before moving to the UK to serve as Chief of Staff to the Founder and Chairman of Brunswick Group, Sir Alan Parker. She has worked in senior advisory for clients including the Gates Foundation, the ONE Campaign, the World Health Organization, and Save the Children and was responsible for the Destination for Education campaign against restrictions on international student visas in the United Kingdom.

Before joining Atalanta, Elizabeth worked in international trade advisory, serving as the Executive Director of the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce as well as the Senior Advisor, Government Relations, to Newfound, a global market entry specialist working with high-growth technology companies looking to expand into the UK. In these roles she worked closely with business and the British and Australian Governments on trade and investment policy, including appearances before the International Trade Select Committee in Westminster as an expert witness.

Elizabeth is a regular commentator for Australian and UK media and has a recurring guest spot on the Democracy Sausage Podcast. She has been a featured speaker at events run by The Big Tent Ideas Festival, Enterprise Nation, King's College London, The Spectator Magazine, and EY Global.

She is the Chair of the Menzies Australia Institute at Kings College London and a Director of the Britain-Australia Society.

Elizabeth holds a First Class Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne as well as a Master's degree in International Studies from the University of Sydney, and speaks Italian and French.

Select Media and Commentary:

"Boris Johnson should heed warnings from the Australian election" - FT

Broadtalk Podcast

Democracy Sausage Podcast

Rebuild trust in politicians via a Citizen’s Assembly” – Australian Financial Review

International Trade Select Committee Evidence Session” – Parliament Live TV

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