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Melissa Houghton

Account Director

“Helping clients create powerful stories is not only enjoyable but also incredibly rewarding.”

Melissa is an experienced strategic communicator, a passionate sustainability specialist and a creative storyteller. With over 15 years’ experience, Mel has worked for corporates, government and not-for-profits, successfully developing and delivering communications and marketing strategies to drive the commercial outcomes for the organisation.

The breadth of her industry experience ranges from publishing, through to finance, property, recruitment, telecommunications and food manufacturing.

As a consultant, Mel has worked with many brands including ING Direct, David Jones, Mars Petcare, Foxtel, Adobe and Tourism Australia, delivering strategies to enhance positive engagement with stakeholders from across the business.

She has held senior positions in a number of large organisations including News Digital Media, Telstra, Defence Force Recruiting and the Green Building Council of Australia.

Mel is currently on the Board of Directors for Oxfam Australia and is the Chair on the Public Engagement Committee for Oxfam. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.