Melanie is an experienced ASX listed non executive director currently serving on the Boards of Ardent Leisure, hospitality and accommodation provider Mantra Group and financial services provider Pepper Group. Up to March this year she was CEO of NRMA investments on the Group executive team with over arching responsibility for NRMA’s commercial businesses (in the travel, car rental and accommodation sector), investment portfolio and overall group strategy and innovation. While at NRMA, her team launched new products such as emergency home assist, invested in a number of disruptive start-up businesses (TuShare, Sendle and Air Tasker) and ran an accelerator and bridge program in conjunction with Slingshot. Prior to NRMA she was the CEO of a financial services start-up. She is passionate about fostering customer driven and directed innovation in the businesses she is involved, proactively sponsoring innovation from the Board down and driving collaboration between corporate Australia and the entrepreneurial community to deliver stronger top line growth, business re engineering and greater career opportunities.