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Melissa Donald
General Manager - People & Culture
Melissa brings over 20 years' experience in driving sustainable change across a broad range of industries.

Melissa brings over 20 years’ experience in driving sustainable change across a broad range of industries. This includes facility management, utilities, logistics, finance and legal, government and for purpose. She is recognised for her commitment to driving workplace diversity and inclusion. In 2017, she was named a Top 50 Global Diversity Practitioner and was a Winner of the Australian Human Resources Institute's Indigenous Engagement Award and Finalist Gender Equality Award. She’s passionate about inclusive education and employment and building great workplaces where everyone can be their best.

At Jewish Care, Melissa leads the People & Culture Team to build employee capability underpinned by our values of respect, community, inclusion and social responsibility. The team also provides advice across all facets of people, culture and well-being and fosters a vibrant environment where people with passion and initiative thrive and deliver exceptional client outcomes.

She is a Fellow Certified Practitioner Human Resources, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds Bachelors in Commerce and Arts, Masters in Human Resources and Business Administration. She is a former committee member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria, State Councillor of the Australian Human Resources Institute and serves as an Advisory Board Member of LaTrobe University Business School and the National Association of Women in Operations.