Office Manager and Assistant to Frances Valintine and Fee Webby

Previously Engagement Manager for The Mind lab, and now Office Manager at Tech Futures Lab and Assistant to Frances Valintine, Melissa has a wealth of experience in implementing, managing and helping to run programmes in the education sector and for NZ business.


Prior to working at The Mind Lab, Melissa was Education Programme Manager for Hewlett-Packard NZ. In this role Melissa was responsible for implementing HP’s marketing programmes and events across the New Zealand education sector including early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary.


Working at HP for a significant portion of her career, Melissa has held roles in sales, marketing, communications, operations, events and sales across education and the corporate sector, and was a key team member in establishing the education strategy for the company. She has been involved with The Mind Lab prior to it opening through HP, which is a foundation partner, and joined officially in January 2015.


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99 Khyber Pass Road

Grafton, Auckland 1023

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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates who are studying on a programme delivered by Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab.