Melissa is the Chief Financial & Operations Officer for hipages. Melissa is a Senior Executive with extensive experience across digital, technology, eCommerce, media, retail, travel, corporate development, private equity and financial services and markets.
Melissa has experience preparing businesses for IPO / sale, restructuring / turnarounds, strategy, M&A, integration and implementing transformational change.
Melissa commenced her career with PwC and spent 10 years overseas where she spent the majority of the time as an Investment Executive for Henderson Private Equity. Melissa returned to Australia at the end of 2011 when she joined APN, now HT&E as a Finance Director in their Digital division. Melissa then spent 5 years as the Group CFO of Lux Group / Luxury Escapes, one of Australia’s largest e-commerce businesses. Melissa has vast experience in working with high growth, fast paced businesses.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Accountancy and sub major in Law. She is a Chartered Accountant and has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.