Melissa Northcott


Melissa is an adult with cerebral palsy and other disability as well as customer. She previously served on the Board between 2008–2012 and was the youngest person to do so. She is a committed advocate for people living with disability and has served on numerous disability advisory groups and as a local government Councillor (2011–2015) where she provided disability access inclusion guidance. She also instigated and helped plan an All Abilities Playground (Shipwreck Park) built in Hillbert.

Melissa is a tireless fundraiser for Ability Centre as well as St John Eye Hospital Group Jerusalem, Starlight, MS and Telethon. She funds a Northcott Count Me In Education Scholarship and is a recipient of the Joseph Michell Scholarship and has a Diploma in Public Relations.

She is an Associate Fellow with Royal Commonwealth Society and Member of the Order of St John. Melissa recently completed the AICD Company Directors Course.

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