As Business Development Manager, Melissa develops relationships that enable small to medium manufacturing enterprises to access innovation opportunities within and across Queensland, and the nation’s, industry growth sectors. She brokers industry’s access to the ARM Hub network of experts, facilities, collaborating partners and a multitude of funding opportunities. In Melissa’s role, she also supports commercial project development and investment in research and development to securing the market advantages of innovation for industry.
With an early career in environmental science technology, policy and community engagement, Melissa has since held various senior roles in communication, stakeholder engagement, business development marketing and advancement in Queensland’s Higher Education and Government sectors. Most recently, Melissa led International and Engagement strategy and operations for QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty, enabling her to bring a wealth of experience in leadership, mobility, industry and community partnerships to her role with the ARM Hub.