Elena Douglas started her career in Canberra evaluating the impact of government programs. She was on the team at the Australian Bureau of Statistics that first marketed the nation’s statistical collections. She was a management consultant with KPMG and Deloitte. In 2002, she was the founding chief executive of Advance.org, Australia’s global community headquartered in New York. She conceived and produced the Advance 100 Global Australians Summit. In 2007, Ms Douglas co-created the In the Zone conference series and media partnership with the Australian newspaper. She also established the Centre for Social Impact at UWA, where she teaches Philanthropy and Social Investment, and launched the Religion and Globalisation Initiative in partnership with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.