One of the most versatile talents I have ever worked with!

I have had the pleasure of working with and alongside Melissa for the past 30 years. I’ve watched her develop from a newspaper journalist into the seasoned multi-tasking professional she is today, jumping from MC-ing events to appearing on TV, handling social media and traditional media with equal aplomb and generally being excellent at turning her hand to everything needed in today’s modern communications landscape!

Melissa is a professional through and through – always reads the brief, gets the facts right and exceeds expectations. Never flaky, never late, always 100% reliable because she takes pride in her work and she cares – traits that are all too rare these days! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Melissa for anything and everything you can imagine!

Judi Hausmann – CEO, thehaus


Uncanny way of captivating audiences

In a world where authenticity reigns, Melissa wears her heart on her sleeve and has an uncanny way of captivating audiences and with radar instincts can hold anyone to account when required within our fashion landscape. The Australia’s largest fashion event is proud to have Melissa as part of its prestigious alumni of presenters and speakers.

Graeme Lewsey – CEO, Melbourne Fashion Festival


She energised and enthused the audience with a mix of sensitivity and wit.

Melissa was the MC at a fund raiser for Thread Together in May 2019. Thread Together is a national charity that works with the fashion industry to facilitate the highest ethical response to fashion excess – ensuring that end-of-line fashion goes to people in genuine need in our community rather than potential landfill.

Melissa delivered at every level. She came to the role on the day well prepared and knowledgeable about the Organisation she was there to support. She energised and enthused the audience with a mix of sensitivity and wit. Melissa kept the event to time and task, making it seamless and professional to all participants. mI have no hesitation in highly recommending Melissa to the role of MC or guest speaker.

Greg Fisher – Director, Thread Together


Engaging and intelligent, striking the perfect balance of professionalism and warmth

A short but very sincere thank you to Melissa for being the emcee at a Lancemore Group industry event held at their Sydney hotel, Larmont. As I expected, Melissa added her own personality to the lunch – she was engaging and intelligent, striking the perfect balance of professionalism and warmth.

I can’t thank her enough for playing a part in making the lunch so enjoyable. I would highly recommend Melissa for speaking events and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Sophie Baker – Director, WanderLust Union