Elena Trout

Independent Director

A professional engineer with extensive experience as a company director, project director and consultant, Elena specialises in change management, asset management and contract procurement. Also, project development and implementation of large scale infrastructure developments - particularly energy and transport.

Elena’s a director of Contact Energy Ltd, Marsden Maritime Holdings Ltd, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. Elena is also a member of the Unitec governing council. She has recently completed her term as President of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ), the second woman in its 100 year history to hold the position.

Elena is a member of the Institute of Directors and New Zealand Global Women, and a fellow of IPENZ. She holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree from Canterbury University.