Elaine has a portfolio of Chair and Non-Executive Director roles across the public, private and voluntary sector.
These include being Chair of the Slough Children's Services Trust, NED on two private sector companies delivering services to children and young people, Trustee on Education Media Centre Board and Independent Governor for Staffordshire University.
Until Feb 2015, she also served as a NED on a Hospital Trust Board.
Elaine moved to these roles from Serco where she worked for ten years, initially running the compulsorily outsourced Education Walsall contract and subsequently as Managing Director of the Education and Children's Services business and then as Global Director of Children's Services.
Prior to joining Serco, she spent 25 years in Local Government working in senior roles across a number of North-West local education authorities in the UK. For the last five years of her time in Local Government she was in Sefton where she was Chief Education Officer.
Elaine has a degree in Mathematics, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling and started her career as a careers officer helping young people to make decisions about their future.
She is married to Edward with two children.