Melissa’s wealth of experience in financing major infrastructure projects has given her the specialist skills and proven track record necessary for her current role as the Asset Manager for the New Bendigo Hospital Project.

Previously with Downer Infrastructure Australia, as the Finance Manager for the Rail Projects Division, Melissa was responsible for forecasting, reviewing and reporting on budgets totalling approximately $120m per year.

A highlight of Melissa’s career was delivery of the My Thuan Bridge Project in Vietnam, an Australian Aid Project valued at $80m. As the Project Accountant, Melissa managed the accounting functions, including balance sheet and tax reporting. Due to the diverse cultural origins within the design, construction and commercial teams she played a critical interface role, contributing a high level of interpersonal and team building skills. Melissa commenced her career working as a Chartered Accountant in Sydney working in the tax and business services areas.