As Communications and Media Officer for the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership (HR2RP) Melissa oversees all facets of the partnership’s strategic and day-to-day communication activities. A big part of her remit is to communicate with the media, with the 31 organisations that make up the partnership, and with the local community in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. Melissa also works for Reef Catchments on Great Barrier Reef Foundation supported projects.
On any given day you will find her engaging audiences through writing copy, sharing knowledge, delivering events, creating marketing materials, and building integrated campaigns. Her not so secret mission is to translate the rigorous science produced by the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership into easy-to-understand information.
Melissa has more than eight years’ experience working in the communications and media industry in a variety of roles. Prior to joining the HR2RP Melissa worked in media, government, public relations, and as a freelance social media manager.
Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree from CQUniversity in Communications with majors in Journalism and Professional Communication.