Appointed: 26 May 2016
Most recently elected by shareholders: 13 October 2021
Board Committees: Audit & Risk Committee, People & Culture Committee
Melanie has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategy and innovation and investments both in executive and non-executive roles. She has worked in sectors including accounting and finance, infrastructure, property investment management, and retail services (including tourism and start-up ventures). She held executive roles as CEO of NRMA Investments (and head of strategy and innovation), CEO of a financial services start up and director of Deutsche Bank, having previously been in corporate finance at Bankers Trust and Westpac.
Melanie chaired the Audit & Risk Committee until 30 September 2021 and continues as a member of that Committee which benefits from her extensive skills and experience in financial reporting and risk management matters. In addition to her broad finance, strategic and commercial skills, Melanie brings valuable governance experience from her roles as a director of Challenger, PEXA Group, Paypal Australia, and QBE Insurance (AusPac), and from her former positions as a director of Mantra, Pepper Group, Ardent Leisure, and Chief Executive Women. Melanie previously chaired the audit and risk committee at Mantra and was a member of the audit committee at Pepper Group. She currently chairs the risk committee and is a member of the audit committee at Challenger, chairs the audit and risk committee and is a member of the remuneration, nomination and people committee at PEXA Group, and chairs the audit committee and people and culture committee at Paypal Australia.