Elizabeth Proust AO is chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Nestlé Australia and Bank of Melbourne. One of Melbourne’s leading business figures, Proust has 30 years' experience leading public and private organisations, giving her a unique perspective on current affairs. She's earned a reputation for her ability to tackle difficult issues head-on. She spent nearly a decade with the ANZ Group, where, among other roles, she was managing director of Esanda and global head of human resources. Proust has also been secretary of the Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet, chief executive of the City of Melbourne, and secretary of the Victorian Attorney General’s Department.