ELAINE PORTER

ELAINE PORTER

BA, PG Dip V & O, Grad Dip Arts (Span)

– Business Manager, Board Secretary and Director

Elaine has been Business Manager for Westlake Governance since 2009. She joined us after nine years’ running an online retail business, Homesick-Kiwi, targeted at expatriate New Zealanders, which she had established in the early days of Internet shopping.

Elaine was appointed to the Board of Westlake Governance Limited in 2014 and works mainly on our board and governance review projects. In 2014, Elaine joined the board of Parent Help Inc. a not-for-profit organisation that helps families in crisis.

In her earlier career, she held several research and analysis roles in the private and public sectors, including working at classified levels, before and after raising her family.

She has been a voluntary major fundraiser for an international non-profit organization, of which she is now a Life Member.

In addition to her undergraduate degree from Victoria University, Wellington, Elaine has a post-graduate qualification in Viticulture and Oenology (Lincoln University) and a graduate diploma in Spanish Language and Literature (Victoria University and University of Salamanca, Spain).