Melissa is a committed animal rights campaigner, and the co-founder of The Vegan Company and Meat Free Week.
Prior to the launching The Vegan Company, a digital destination for cruelty free fashion, beauty and lifestyle, Melissa launched Meat Free Week, the recipient of two Voiceless grants, to raise awareness of the impact excessive meat consumption and production has on animals, the environment, and human health. Melissa is also on the board of ‘Til The Cows Come Home, an Australian charity that rehomes unwanted farm animals.
Melissa enjoyed a successful career in magazine publishing, holding senior positions in advertising and strategy at News Limited. Melissa now lives in northern NSW, Australia with her husband, two daughters and a colourful menagerie.
Melissa believes there is a huge shift occurring in the way the world views and treats animals and is excited to be part of the global movement driving this.