Elenie works as a consultant for not-for-profit organisations and civil society groups and is a highly regarded and experienced non-executive director. She sits on a number of boards and committees and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elenie has a PhD in Politics from Macquarie University and researches and publishes in the area of religion and politics. Her PhD thesis examined the politics of religious freedom in Australia. 

Elenie is an ordained minister in the Uniting Church in Australia and was the National Director of UnitingJustice Australia, the Uniting Church’s national justice policy and advocacy unit, for 15 years.