Ms. Elizabeth Masamune PSM

Ms Elizabeth Masamune (blonde hair), smiling, wearing a dark red top and a light red scarf with dark red rectangular patterns

Ms. Elizabeth Masamune PSM

AYF President
Senior Executive Advisor, Pasona Group Inc.
Managing Director, @Asia Associates Japan Inc.
Non-Executive Director, Faith Inc.
Non-Executive Director, Financial Partners Group Inc.
Non-Executive Director, Asteria Inc.
Non-Executive Director, Arakawa Chemicals Inc.
Management Advisory Board Member, Chiba University
Member, Super Global University Program Committee, MEXT

A former diplomat, Ms. Elizabeth Masamune has served in senior trade roles at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta and Hanoi. In recognition of her pioneering work in Asia, she was awarded the prestigious Public Service Medal (PSM) by the Australian Government in 2006.

Elizabeth currently serves as Senior Executive Advisor to the Pasona Group, and President of the Awaji Youth Federation. She is a passionate advocate for supporting working women in business, developing the next generation of global leaders, and promoting cultural diversity. Elizabeth also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of 4 TSX listed Japanese companies.

She is a member of the Management Advisory Board of Chiba University, and also serves on the Super Global University Program Committee advising the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Elizabeth also devotes time to charitable work through social business as a director of Dana Asia Ltd, a charity registered in Sydney and Singapore.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University, and a Master of Literary Studies from the University of Queensland in simultaneous interpretation and translation of Japanese.