As Head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Austrade provides national industry leadership and stakeholder engagement to drive innovation, collaboration and capability development.
An experienced leader, Melissa brings a rich background in international education spanning 30 years and including multiple education sectors. She was most recently the Pro Vice Chancellor International at James Cook University.
Throughout her career she has contributed to international research forums to advance the international education sector in Australia, including as the most recent antecedent President of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).
Melissa is a recipient of the prestigious Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of International Education (IEAA) and was recently identified as a key influencer of change and innovation in the Australian Higher Education sector.