Elise is a mediator, lawyer and author. She is the Principal of Legally Speaking and the co-founder and Managing Director of Australian Books for Children of Africa Ltd. Elise worked for many years in the corporate sector where she held senior roles including Head of Legal at Liberty Financial Pty Limited and Manager Risk and Compliance for Telstra Wholesale. Prior to joining the corporate sector, Elise worked at various law firms including Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne. Elise is an active student of the arts, has studied classical piano and holds a licentiate in speech and drama from Trinity College London. She was named in Melbourne’s Age Magazine as one of the top 100 most passionate, powerful and provocative personalities of 2012.