Prior to joining Nous, Melissa held director positions at various Australian Government and state government agencies, including central agencies in Canberra, Darwin, Perth and Broome. In these roles she led strategic policy and executive secretariat functions and managed significant policy areas and reforms across government. Melissa also worked as a departmental liaison officer and ministerial adviser in the prime minister’s, Indigenous affairs and reconciliation and foreign affairs portfolios, and as an executive director of a large Native Title Representative Body.
Melissa holds a Master of Arts (applied anthropology and development studies) from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.
Melissa is based in our Broome office in Western Australia and enjoys exploring the beautiful Kimberley, swimming and reading in her spare time.