Melissa Fletcher

At the tender age of 22, Melissa was sent to WA in 1998 to commission and manage Fletcher International’s new Albany sheep meat processing business. Despite the size of that task, she had three children and managed to lead a reasonably normal family life along the way. She left to run her own business for a number of years, before rejoining the family’s Dubbo operations in 2015.

Since then she has been the key driver of major changes in the Fletchers’ business, and is passionate about both diversity and the need for support networks for young women entering the industry.