Elke Thompson

General manager, Industry Engagement


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Elke joined Skills Active in February 2019. Originally from Austria, Elke holds a Master’s degree in economics and business administration with a major in tourism and leisure studies. After studying and working across different countries within Europe and the Middle East she’s been living in New Zealand for the past 10 years.

Since then, Elke has worked in various leadership positions across local and central government and brings passion for socioeconomic development and biculturalism in action. She is also a yoga teacher and aspiring Taekwondo black belt.

When she is not at work or working out she enjoys spending time with her whānau and hanging out on the beach.