Independent Non-Executive Director
Melanie Willis has extensive strategic, commercial and financial skills in executive and nonexecutive roles in a wide range of industries and has had significant board-level exposure to international operations and global businesses. She is currently a non-executive director of the ASX listed hospitality and accommodation operator Mantra Group, where she is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
During the last 10 years, Ms Willis has also held Non-Executive Directorship roles at ASX listed financial services and accounting company, Crowe Horwath, retirement village and aged care operator Aevum Limited (including Audit Committee Chair), Hydro Tasmania (including Audit & Risk Committee Member) and novated leasing provider, Rhodium Asset Solutions. Until March 2015, she was Chief Executive Officer of NRMA Investments where she was responsible for NRMA’s commercial businesses (Thrifty, NRMA travel, Holiday Parks and Travelodge), $800 million investment portfolio and overall group strategy and innovation. She also has 15 years investment banking and structured finance experience with senior executive roles with Deutsche Bank (Director) and Bankers Trust Australia (Vice President).
Ms Willis holds a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Western Australia, a Masters of Law (Tax) from The University of Melbourne and a Company Director Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, Ms Willis has completed a leadership course at Harvard Business School, is a member of Chief Executive Women and the Big Issue Women’s Advisory Board. Ms Willis is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.