Larissa started her career in the corporate sector in management consulting with McKinsey & Co, moved to a consulting & research role with Dutch agribusiness bank Rabobank. After starting a family, Larissa subsequently worked in executive development, business development and community development roles with the UWA Business School and BHP Billiton Iron Ore before joining the Grain Industry Association of WA in 2014.
Originally from a farming community in the Great Southern of WA, Larissa has lived and worked in Canberra, Sydney, Houston, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. Larissa has a first class honours degree in Asian Studies from the Australian National University and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. She is a member of the Australia Indonesia Business Council (WA) and Australian Institute of Company Directors.