Melanie brings a wealth of experience to the CEO role including a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management, Marketing and Securities Industry and AICD qualifications.
Melanie has worked extensively across Queensland leading the Tourism Industry Development role for the Queensland Government which saw her oversee attracting investment into tourism infrastructure as well as development of grant funding programs across Queensland to develop new tourism product.
Of particular interest to Melanie was her work in Outback Queensland, administering funding for new tourism products and recovery work developing new products in the Whitsundays in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.
Melanie began her career in finance and went on to have an extensive career in event attraction and management, working with major events in Canada, Melbourne, Port Douglas and Brisbane where she attracted global events in her roles at Brisbane Marketing and the Brisbane Convention Centre.
Her passions lie in tourism management, product development and living an environmentally sustainable life.