Melanie develops rapport and trust with her coachees through her collaborative approach.

Melanie is a seasoned senior HR executive and company director. With responsibilities extending across Australia, UK, USA, Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific, she has worked as an Executive General Manager for Newcrest Mining, Pacific Brands, Seven Group Holdings and Seven West Media, as well as a Group General Manager for Amcor and Foster’s International.

Her career has also included a number of director roles, including Melbourne Water, Ardoch Youth Foundation, SGH Energy, AllightSykes and WesTrac China.  Currently, she is a non-executive director for Boom Logistics, and sits on the Business Advisory Council for World Vision.

When working with her coachees, Melanie’s focus is to understand their personality and goals, then work closely with them to push themselves to develop their full potential.  She uses various techniques, including role playing, critical thinking, reflection, questioning and challenging in a supportive environment.

Industry Expertise

  • FMCG
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Mining


  • Bachelor of Business, University of South Australia
  • Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • DuPont and 5 Star Safety Courses
  • Memberships:
    –   AICD
    –   Chief Executive Women
    –   International Women’s Forum