Gertrude Nic Duncan 020 Elizabeth Jack, Artlands 2023 at Regional Arts Australia

Elizabeth Jack / Artlands 2023

I am a firm believer in the power of performance as a tool for economic and social growth.

Throughout my professional career in economic and community development, I have used performance as a tool to assist small business enhance customer service and business outcomes, as well as using it as a wonderful pathway to support community mental health.

My career has been unconventional and varied, in the private, public and not for profit sectors, and has focussed on the role tourism and the arts plays in activating community development.

Public speaking has always been a passion that has led me into lecturing roles, event performance and over the past ten years, as Gertrude WellEase ambassador for the Chamber of Blessings.

In between Gertrude’s antics, I lecture in tourism and small business at South Regional TAFE, manage a co-working space TestSpace Australia, and mentor small businesses through regional Australia.