Elizabeth Beston has a deep understanding of, and commitment to, the successful design and implementation of learning and development programs that enable a high-performance culture and enhance workforce capability. She was a high school teacher and has a military career spanning 27-years deeply embedded in education and training efforts. Twelve years were spent in the Australian Regular Army and 15 years within the Royal Australian Airforce where she currently serves. As commanding officer of a training squadron, Liz’s strong leadership and management skills enables her to forge and foster positive working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders to drive success in fulfilling current and future strategic and operational objectives. Liz has operational experience deploying to the Middle East and Asia as the senior finance advisor, policy, international partnerships, and gender expert. Liz is a lead Women, Peace, and Security practitioner in the Royal Australian Air Force spearheading and contributing to policy and plans within her own Service, United Nations, and NATO elements. Liz’s specific area of interest and expertise lies within Gender in Military Operations. Her training background enables her to partner with stakeholders to embed gender perspective training and into the strategic level down to exercise planning and workplaces to ensure a deep understanding and appreciation of gender to increase effectiveness. Liz has two children, Blair, and Luca, striving to make the world more inclusive for both. Liz earned a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies), Master of Education (Adult Education), a Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition and a Graduate Certificate of Strategic People Management.