(Appointed 27 November 2021)
BSc (Zoology, Marine Biology), BSc (Hons) (1A) in Zoology, Cert IV in Adult
Training and Assessment (TAE40110), Cert Env Practitioner, MBA (Leadership)
CQU (in progress), Australian Cert III in Dog Behaviour and Training - for Detection
Experience and Expertise
Elected to the Board in 2021 Mellissa is a north Queenslander with a passion for our unique and diverse heritage areas. As founding Director of 4 Elements Consulting, she has a background of 25 years in wildlife ecology, project management and threatened species where she strives to protect our natural assets while maintaining stakeholder relationships.
Mellissa’s strengths are innovation, leadership and advocacy where she works within her local community in committee roles at the Wet Tropics Management Authority and the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Mellissa’s expertise extends to brokerage and management of Australian Government and international donor funded applied environmental research programs and large-scale renewable energy and conservation projects to ensure governance, equality and compliance.
Member of NTAQ Nominations and Governance Committee.