Melanie Raymond

Chair Youth Projects

Melanie, has been named one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Westpac & Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2012. She was also listed in the Daily Life 2016 Women of the Year and named by the Herald Sun in March 2017 as one of Victoria’s “fifty women you need to know”.

Melanie holds a number of leadership positions including Chair of the large charity Youth Projects Ltd, which includes the social enterprise Good 2 Go coffee, Melanie is also chair of Connected Communities Melbourne, a new philanthropic fund associated with the Bendigo Bank. She is also a member of the Victorian Premier’s Ice Taskforce and also the Ministerial Taskforce on Rough Sleeping. In January Melanie was awarded the Order of Australia medial for her contribution to social justice, youth and the community.