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Melanie Kelsall is the People Manager for Virgin Australia Regional Airlines with over 20 years HR Management experience. Melanie commenced her HR career in the  graduate program at J Sainsbury Supermarket in the United Kingdom, and worked her way up to become a HR Manager, specialising in change management projects. After 8 years with J Sainsbury, Melanie moved to the Non for Profit sector as HR Manager for Connexions, a career and youth service in the UK. Melanie also worked as a HR Consultant supporting Liverpool Hope University with their accredited CIPD qualification program. In 2010, Melanie moved to Australia taking on the role of Executive HR Manager with Avivo, a large Non for Profit organisation that supports people with disability, aged care and mental health issues.  Melanie is a Fellow of the Australian HR Institute as well as a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (UK). Melanie joined Virgin Australia in January 2018.

Melanie has significant experience in recruitment, leadership development, organisational change, change management, performance management, and workplace relations.

Melanie is passionate about stakeholder relationships and engagement that can deliver great outcomes for the business.



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