MELISSA BROWNE (MEL)
TOP DOG, ACCOUNTANTISTA, AUTHOR AND SHOE ADDICT
On Mel’s bedside table you’ll find a pile of vogue magazines & a pile of business books. That’s because she juggles a love of fashion with a love of business and strategy. A strange combination, but she makes it work – particularly when writing as she fuses fashion analogies with business wisdom.
Mel has a particular fascination with business management, strategy and why certain businesses are more successful than others which is why she makes such a great external CFO for our larger clients. She is passionate about showing business owners how understanding their numbers will help them become more successful, more profitable and less stressed. Mel is also the Co-Director of Thinkers.inq, a long-day preschool at Terrey Hills and co-CEO of The Money Barre a financial planning firm for Gen X and Gen Y, so she understands what it takes to be successful in more than one type of business.
Mel loves talking all things money, business & shoes & is asked to write and speak regularly on these topics. She has authored three books, More Money for Shoes, Fabulous but Broke and Unf*ck your Finances. All are are innovative, in two cases illustrated business and finance books which you will actually want to read. She also writes fortnightly for the Money Section in the Sydney Morning Herald, is a monthly contributor to Gloss Magazine and is a regular media commentator on money, business and finance including regular appearances on the Today Show. Mel has also been featured in Latte Magazine, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, The Collective, and more. In 2013 she was featured as one of Australia’s 100 most inspiring women in Madison Magazine and in 2016 she was named by The Financial Review in the 100 Women of Influence.
On a spare weekend you might catch Mel at Randwick Races, grabbing a chocolate strawberry from David Jones or enjoying a glass of rose or bubbles with friends.