Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015
Congratulations to WIFT member Melissa Clark-Reynolds who has been appointed an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to the technology industry. Well done Melissa - a great achievement.
Melissa is an entrepreneur and professional company director. She has been the founder and/or CEO of several technology business over a twenty-year period, including Looxie, MiniMonos, PayGlobal, GMV Associates (sold to Southern Cross) which became Fusion - New Zealand's largest private ACC insurer.
She is one of the few New Zealand women to raise investment money both nationally and internationally. She is on the Board of Radio New Zealand, ACCURO Health Insurance, and a number of private technology companies, as well as being a member of the Ministry for Primary Industries' PGP investment Advisory Panel. She represented New Zealand at the APEC Forum on encouraging women entrepreneurs and was a Director of Creative HQ, which founded New Zealand's first technology accelerator. She is a mentor for several technology accelerators in New Zealand and internationally in Singapore and London, including Lightning Lab, Live the Dream and SODA nationally. Ms Clark-Reynolds was named by Forbes Magazine as one of 'Ten Tech Women to Watch' in 2013, and was inducted into the Her Business Hall of Fame in 2000.