Elise joined Augusta & Co in 2018 after having spent 10 years at Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest metals and mining company. She has worked in Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Elise was Chief of Staff to Rio Tinto’s CFO and worked previously in treasury & corporate finance. She successfully led over $20 billion of debt capital markets and committed bank debt transactions. Elise also advised Rio Tinto joint ventures in South Africa, Guinea and Canada on financing and facilitated negotiations with commercial lenders and investors. Prior to 2010, she worked in Switzerland as a FX and metals trader.
Elise earned an Executive MBA from Imperial College Business School in 2014 and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 2007, graduating both with distinction. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the international non-profit Her Equality Rights and Autonomy and was nominated for the UK 2015 MBA graduate Women of the Future Awards.