Melissa Stewart

Melissa joined the Alphinity Sustainable Share Fund Compliance committee in September 2020. She is a recognised industry expert in modern slavery and human rights, and for more than 20 years has held senior advisory roles and full-time positions globally with the United Nations, Australian and international Governments, ASX-listed companies, and not-for-profits including World Vision Australia.

As a qualified Canadian lawyer with advanced degrees and practice in human rights law and international development, Melissa previously advised governments in Australia and globally on the legislative and policy response to modern slavery, and on business and human rights. She also has extensive experience in the private sector advising on responsible operations, investments and supply chains. Most recently, Melissa worked with IAG as a senior expert in the Office of the CFO advising relevant business units including legal, capital markets, M&A, risk, human resources and group procurement.

Melissa has a BA in International Development studies and an LLB from the University of British Columbia. Before entering the advisory space, she also worked as a corporate lawyer in Canada and Thailand.