El-Ansary commenced his current role in November 2013. He is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the organisation’s work representing the private equity and venture capital industry in Australia. His responsibilities include working closely with members and key stakeholders within the broader financial services sector and the federal government and its regulatory agencies, to ensure the industry continues to make a positive contribution to the long-term prosperity of the Australian economy. Prior to joining AVCAL, he was the general manager of policy and advocacy for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
He has more than 20 years’ experience as a business adviser and public policy expert, through his previous roles with PwC, Rio Tinto, Frasers Property Australia, and the Department of Treasury in Canberra. In April 2016, federal government appointed El-Ansary to the Medical Research Future Fund advisory board as a representative of Australia’s private equity and venture capital industry. El-Ansary has earned a master’s degree in taxation law from the University of New South Wales and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Australian National University. He is a chartered accountant.