Melissa is currently a Non Executive Director of Swiss Re Asia, Swiss Re Australia, Flirtey Inc, the American-Australian Association, an Investment Committee Member on the Ord Minnett Private Opportunities Fund and a Governing Board member of St Albans School, Washington D.C.
Prior to relocating to the US, Melissa held several Board roles in Australia from 2011-2015. She was a Non-Executive Director of Q Super, Swiss Re Australia, Mercer Investments, St Vincent’s Health & Aged Care, the IOOF Foundation and Athletics Australia. She has chaired Investment, Risk and Audit Committees on these boards. Melissa had also been a member of the Business Advisory Panel to the NSW Treasurer in 2012.
Before moving into Board positions, Melissa enjoyed a long career in both international and domestic financial markets from 1992-2011. Commencing in interest rate derivatives trading at Bankers Trust in 1992, she then moved to Commodities trading at Deutsche Bank in 1997. In 2000 she was appointed a Managing Director, and in this capacity had roles as Head of Global Finance and Foreign Exchange A/NZ for Deutsche Bank Australia, Head of Commodities Asia-Pacific, and a member of the Global Executive team.
Melissa holds a MCom (Finance and Economics) from University of NSW and a BAppSc from Sydney University. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of Chief Executive Women.