Elissa Keenan

Board Director


Master of Business (Communication) from Queensland University of
Technology (QUT), Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) from QUT


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.

At Airservices Australia, which manages the national air navigation and
aviation rescue and fire fighting services, she has worked in senior leadership
positions across the business in portfolios including Corporate and industry
Affairs managing International Relations, Airline Relations, Airport Relations,
Government Affairs and Corporate Communication; Corporate Services; and
the Safety and Environment group. 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.