Chair of the Board
Elna is a business development, compliance and operations expert. An Ashoka Fellow, she is passionate about social enterprise, local economic development and “joined up” solutions through cross-sector delivery partnerships. She is Director of Operations at nef (the new economics foundation).
Originally from South Africa, Elna has a long history of running start-ups and projects that combine her lifelong passion for social entrepreneurship, regeneration and environmental issues. Prior to coming to the UK, she worked for ten years establishing a renewal and regeneration project in a threatened Grassland Biome of South Africa.