Melanie has worked throughout Australia in a variety of government and corporate industries. She first worked as a specialist investigator with SAPOL within the Paedophile Taskforce and Sex Crimes Investigation Branch.
During the time she served in the force she completed a prestigious state-based scholarship focussing on an outcome that led to the offence of 'drink spiking' being included into South Australian criminal legislation. Melanie developed her portfolio of governance experience as a Board member and Chair of YWCA Adelaide focussing on the status of women and women’s policy and program development as well as attending international and national leadership conferences.
Melanie transitioned into careers within community and social services development - including senior roles in aged care, disability and education models for at-risk young people. Melanie has worked with a variety of organisations to implement change management and create commercial service models, as well as leading local and national projects within sport including within an AFL club.
Melanie recently changed career to join a national Australian FMCG company and continues to work as a private consultant assisting police officers to transition into new careers.