Melissa Anderson


Director - ICT, Digital and Professional Services, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Melissa has a background in the SME sector in both China and Australia.  Originally commencing with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Shanghai, China, Melissa went on to found and direct a successful IT and business consulting enterprise in Shanghai and co-found and direct a construction and manufacturing company with operations across China. 
 
Melissa has also consulted within the SME and corporate sector in Australia across a variety of industries in a range of fields including; strategy, business models, customer led design, marketing, product development and management systems.  Melissa has also worked in an executive strategy role in the insurance and finance industry in Australia and participated in the leadership team of Australia’s second largest financial industry merger.
 
More recently Melissa was engaged as General Manager of a medium sized enterprise in Australia in the medical/pharmaceutical industry with a focus on market development, innovation, and international expansion.
 
Currently, Melissa provides Director services to the Entrepreneurs’ Programme with a special focus on ICT, Digital and Professional Services.