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Queen Margaret College welcomes Business Development Manager

Melonie Pitkin

Queen Margaret College is delighted to welcome new Business Development Manager Melonie Pitkin to the school’s executive team and wider community.

Melonie is an experienced Business Development Manager and business leader who has helped organisations grow through innovation, marketing, partnerships and commercial management.

She says she is excited about her next adventure with Queen Margaret College.

“Queen Margaret College has an outstanding reputation,” she says.

“The school is highly regarded for talented students and staff, a global outlook, world-class-facilities and community connections.

“I’m looking forward to joining the team and shaping opportunities and partnerships to enrich student’s experience and elevate the schools distinctive reputation.”

Prior to joining the College, Melonie worked with creative, media and knowledge based organisations in the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand and has held several senior positions in the education sector.

Throughout her career Melonie has worked with Learning Media and Education New Zealand to grow business, including in digital product innovation and leveraging new technology to increase export potential at each respectively.

Most recently, she led the business and partnership strategy for Te Auaha – New Zealand Institute of Creativity, a landmark initiative for the Wellington region.

Melonie’s reputation for getting things done is built on her passion for building strong teams, an ability to cultivate meaningful partnerships and a capacity to think creatively.

She is committed to collaborative leadership and enjoys contributing to environments where people flourish and projects have transformational impact.

She also considers herself a “serial collaborator”, which is another reason she is excited about joining the College.

“I’m struck by the quality of the relationships and the College’s open outlook,” Melonie says.

“Successful organisations are built on many things, but an ability to stay curious and nurture win-win relationships are a cornerstone of good outcomes and can create exponential possibilities.”

As a newbie, her first priority is to learn who QMC are and where they are heading by getting to know the people.

“I’m looking forward to increasing the daily coffee quota and the conversations with colleagues, students and community.”

Melonie is also a mum to four and a gardening enthusiast with a passion for the visual arts.