Founder & CEO
Elizabeth Venzin is the Founder and CEO of The MindShift Foundation and an advocate of preventative mental health.
With a Master’s in Business, Elizabeth has a successful career focused on events and business management that has spanned more than 30 years.
Elizabeth started her corporate career with Qantas Airways as the first female management intern. She then spent several years with Thomas Cook Travel, rising to the position of Corporate Travel Manager. Later, having relocated from Melbourne to Brisbane, she established her own corporate events company. Successes included many one-off corporate events, the establishment and management of the boutique Farmer’s Market at Sirromet Winery, and identifying and delivering executive relocation services.
Driven by new challenges, Elizabeth spent five years as CEO of the Australian-Israel Chamber of Commerce, one of Australia’s most prestigious and active national not-for-profit business organisations. In addition to strategic development and policy implementation, Elizabeth was responsible for the organisation of more than 60 large-scale, high-profile executive events with guest speakers that included both Australia’s political and business leaders. In addition, she organised a number of political and business delegations between Israel and Australia.
Being a passionate businesswoman and skilled networker, Elizabeth gained a strong ability to connect like-minded people and instigate mutually rewarding and long-term personal and professional relationships. As a result, she has built and maintained solid relationships with an impressive and extensive clientele at the highest level of corporate and political life.
Exploring new interests and ideas, Elizabeth returned to the world of event management, and is well-respected for her work on executive level corporate functions. She also co-founded MedSoft, a Health IT company that provides total Project/Program Management, Research & Development and best-of-breed solutions for healthcare systems.
Elizabeth’s personal passion for preventative mental health initiatives led to her create The MindShift Foundation where she is the CEO. Since 2012, she has advocated tirelessly on the importance of preventative mental health at state and federal levels, and on various public outreach campaigns.
In 2020 her book MindShift to a Better Place was published by HarperCollins Publishers and ABC Books.