Ms Elaine Bensted

Chief Executive Zoos South Australia

Elaine Bensted is Chief Executive, Zoos South Australia. Zoos SA is a charity conservation society that exists to save species from extinction and to connect people with nature. Zoos SA operates both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos which are visited by approximately 500,000 visitors each year.

Prior to being appointed as Chief Executive Zoos SA, Elaine held the position of Chief Executive, Office of TAFE SA.

Prior to that role, Elaine held senior roles in both state and local government and has had previous roles in the private finance sector - including human resource and training management, operation and project management and running a branch of a bank.

Elaine's qualifications include an MBA and a Masters in Public Policy and Management. She is married and has an adult daughter

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