Elena Shipillis graduated in 2001 from the University of Manchester, with the degree of BA (Econ) with specialization in Accounting and Finance. She was directly employed at Deloitte as a trainee Chartered Accountant, where her major experience was gained on audit. Her major clientele included local, international and overseas companies from various industries including construction, trading and investment holding companies.
She was qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 2005.
In September 2011, she joined SPGM Limited. Since then she has gained experience in additional fields including Tax, VAT as well as internal audits.