A Fellow of CPA Australia and Griffith University MBA graduate, Melissa has over 23 years commercial accounting and finance experience across many industries, most recently in Senior Executive and Management roles in private health and media.
After taking a leap of faith in 2016 to pursue a long-held passion to work with leaders of the future, Mel is working as Lecturer with Griffith University. Mel is also undertaking an Honours program, conducting research on the future of accounting, in particular to assess if perceptions of the profession are changing in a disrupted, changing landscape, with an with an ultimate goal to aide educators and professional bodies in ensuring continued relevance of the accounting profession in a changing world.
Keen to pay it forward Mel has been a voluntary member of the CPA Australia Queensland Divisional Council and served as the 2018 Queensland Divisional President and in 2019 continues her involvement as a Divisional Councillor. Mel is also a member of the CPA Australia Gold Coast branch committee, working with other members in the region to deliver relevant professional development and networking opportunities for members.
- Future of accounting
- Images, perceptions and influencers
- Ethics and governance