Elena Williams

Board member

Australia-Indonesia Institute


Elena Williams is an international education and development practitioner with over ten years’ experience in Indonesia, and is currently undertaking doctoral studies examining the impact of study abroad programs on the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

She is passionate about building intercultural literacy, leading diverse and multicultural teams, and working with government, non-government and university partners to build better relationships between Australia and Southeast Asia. Her strengths are in business development, project and team management, and working with businesses to enhance their knowledge about Indonesia.

Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, she is a board member with DFAT’s Australia-Indonesia Institute, supports the Asia Education Foundation’s ‘Go Global’ program as an Indonesian language ambassador, and serves as a mentor and advisor with a range of organisations, including: The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA), The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY), and The University of Sydney.