Elise Parups

CEO, Impact Club


After leading teams in business, state and local government and Non-Profits, passionately serving in the arts and community development sectors, Elise has turned her attention to the business for purpose world.

In 2023 Elise Parups was appointed as the CEO of the Impact Club Ltd, a network of high-net-worth individuals, foundations and family offices who are committed to impact investment. Prior to this recent appointment, Elise was the CEO of Queensland Social Enterprise Council Ltd (QSEC) for four years and was the Business Development And Comms Manager (2IC) for the QCPCA for the previous three years.

Elise holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and in Workplace Training and Development, a Diploma of Project Management and a Masters of Business Administration. Elise has vast experience providing business training and development to support businesses, social enterprises and the profit for purpose sector.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Impact Business Development
  • Social Enterprise
  • Business Structure including Pty Ltd, CLGs, NFPs, Cooperatives and BAU
  • Board Governance
  • Impact Finance
  • High Performance Teams
  • Network development
  • Theory of Change
  • Impact measurement
  • Strategic and business planning


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