Elissa Keenan is a corporate and public affairs leader with more than 20 years' experience in private, not-for-profit and government organisations. She has extensive experience in business transformation and change management, government lobbying, communications, sponsorship, media and crisis management. Elissa has held a number of key senior and executive roles managing corporate affairs activities.
Elissa has passion for the tourism and aviation industries. She has been Chair of the Queensland Tourism Awards Judging Panel (2012-2014), as well as member of the Australian Tourism Awards Judging Panel and the Outback Queensland Tourism Awards Judging Panel. She is a mentor with the Australian Airports Association national program to support young aviation professionals in the industry.
In her current role at Airservices Australia, she has worked in senior leadership positions across the business in Corporate and industry Affairs portfolios. Elissa has previously worked as the General Manager Corporate Affairs for Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), Executive Manager Marketplace Strategy for the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and was the Public Affairs Manager for Surf Life Saving Queensland for almost ten years.