Elizabeth Johnstone works with the Australian managing partner and senior executive team on a range of strategic initiatives. In her past legal career as a Corporate Partner and practice head for Company Law and Governance, she focused on corporate advisory work for listed companies and commercialisation and outsourcing for government bodies in Australia, Asia-China, Indonesia, Thailand and the United States.

Elizabeth has experience in financial services, tourism, resources, telecommunications, health, property and engineering sectors including board and board committee exposure on complex transactions and sensitive regulatory issues. She is available to advise clients on such matters as required.

Elizabeth has extensive engagement with public company boards including on major commercial transactions. She combines her strategic role at DLA Piper with various appointments to a range of boards and also chairs a CEO Circle Group where CEOs of large organisations gather regularly to discuss current issues and challenges.