Elaine Canty is a pioneer in the media, sport and the law. For more than twenty years has been a regular presenter and guest on ABC radio and television and much in demand as an entertaining public speaker.
Elaine is currently Chairman of the Boards of two of Australia's most iconic institutions: the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and the Queen Victoria Market. She also chairs the Melbourne Wholesale Fish Market.
In 2006, she was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Role of Women in recognition of her outstanding service to the community and being an inspirational role model for women.
The first female sports broadcaster on ABC Radio and Television in Victoria, she is also the first and only woman to be appointed to the AFL Tribunal (1996 - 2005).
She was the first woman to anchor an Australia wide Olympic Games coverage (for the ABC from Barcelona 1992).
Elaine is a former director of Athletics Australia (1998 - 2003), Womens and Children's Health, (1999 - 2004), Royal Women's Hospital (2004 - 2007), M2002 World Masters Games, VicHealth,(1997-2006) and the State Sport Centres Trust.
She is a foundation director (1989 - 2000) of the Victorian Institute of Sport and one of the founders of the Essendon Football Club Women's Network.
In addition to her Board duties Elaine runs a corporate presentations consultancy, Canty Communications Pty Ltd and for more than twenty years has been a regular presenter and guest on ABC radio and television and much in demand as an entertaining public speaker.
For 8 years she presented a daily current affairs and lifestyle talkback program on 774 ABC Melbourne. She has covered five Olympic Games, and produced and presented an international award winning sports documentary series.
Before joining the ABC she worked as a solicitor, as a tutor in Clinical Legal Education at Monash University and also spent a year teaching senior Mathematics in London.
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Elaine handled any difficult situation with professionalism and humour, and through her personal qualities gave the Commonwealth exactly the outcomes we required in a relaxed and encouraging ... keep reading environment. She clearly researched the topic and put great value into the preparation for the Conference. Feedback from registrants was that Elaine made participants feel comfortable and valued...this was important, as the Conference had a high level of interactive involvement. National Department of Health and AgeingView more