Melissa Clark-Reynolds

ONZM, MInstD

Melissa became a Professional Director after 25 plus years’ experience as an entrepreneur and CEO of a number of Technology companies.  She was awarded the ONZM for Services to Technology in 2015 and is currently a director of Jasmax Architects, Atkins Ranch and is chair of Little Yellow Bird with previous roles including deputy chair of Radio NZ, and the first independent director on Beef and Lamb NZ.

In recent years Melissa has studied at MIT, Cambridge University and Stanford University twice, as well as The Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley.  As well as facilitating for the Institute of Directors, Melissa works with companies to execute transformational strategies. 

Melissa loves governance because more hearts and minds working together have a better chance of solving wicked problems than one genius on their own. 

Proof that Melissa has been pushing boundaries from a young age, as a teenager she ran away to the circus.