Educated at St Mary's, Shaftesbury, Elizabeth read History and French at St Andrews University. From 1996 to 2007 Elizabeth was Principal of Davies Laing and Dick (DLD) in London. Elizabeth was described by in the Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2006 as 'an outstanding principal, a dynamic leader, dedicated to the welfare of her students and highly effective in realising her ambitions for them'. The Good Schools Guide comments: '....has worked at the Young Vic, and is passionate about creativity in education. Outstanding leader. "She's very sharp, very quick, really on the ball" said a parent.' Elizabeth set up the consultancy in 2008; she and colleagues now advise students all over the world.