General Manager Commercial Operations, Elders Limited
Miriam Silva migrated to Australia from England as a six-year-old with her family, and grew up in South Australia. Miriam's parents are originally from Guyana, in South America.
Miriam has more than 20 years' experience across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, banking and agribusiness, and in managing large and geographically diverse teams.
Miriam is currently the General Manager Commercial Operations at Elders Limited, and in that role is responsible for operations on a national level. She previously held a number of roles within ANZ Banking Group Limited, including two years in Hong Kong and - immediately prior to taking up her current position - as Chief Operating Officer for the Pacific, which involved looking after operations across a number of Pacific countries.
Miriam is also Deputy Chair of the Training and Skills Commission (South Australia), a member of South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, and a member of the Premier's Council for Women. In addition, Miriam works as a volunteer for a number of organisations including Muslim Women's Association, International Women's Day Committee, and Rotary International. She is a member of the South Australian Women's Honour Roll for 2011, and a founding mentor for the Australian Financial Review BOSS Emerging Leaders Program.