Challenger Ltd, Mantra Group and Southern Cross Austereo
Melanie Willis is a Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair with extensive experience across a range of sectors including financial services, insurance, tourism and leisure, media, property and infrastructure.
Melanie currently serves on the boards of Challenger Limited, Mantra Group and Southern Cross Austereo. She chairs Audit and Risk Committees at Mantra Group and Southern Cross Austereo and has served on the Human Resources and Nominations Committees.
Melanie has a strong connection to the start-up community and seeks opportunities to marry early stage companies with complementary corporates. She is an adviser to Blue Chilli’s She Start Program and KPMG’s Elevate 61 Program.
She Chairs the Education Committee for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 30% Club and is a mentor for the AICD’s 2018 Chairman’s Mentoring program.
In her executive career Melanie was responsible, as CEO NRMA Investments, for NRMA’s $900m Investment portfolio, tourism and leisure subsidiaries. Prior to this she was CEO of a consumer credit start up and held senior roles in corporate and structured finance at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and Westpac.