Melissa Crawford is a highly regarded thought leader in the future of work, with a unique blend of skills that span both people and technology.
With a proven track record of success in senior HR strategy roles across some of New Zealand’s largest organizations, Melissa brings a wealth of experience from diverse industries including tech, airline, banking, FMCG, retail, education, and energy.
With two technology degrees and certification as a Metaverse Expert alongside her HR Strategy experience, Melissa brings a unique perspective to the impact of technology on the future of work.
She is also deeply passionate about people and organizational psychology, dedicated to caring for the heart of employees and keeping people centric to technology design. As the Director of Tech with Heart, she leads projects aimed at creating a better future by optimizing the best of technology and people.
Melissa’s contributions to the field have earned her several recent accolades, including her listing on the 2023 HRD Hotlist, her win as the 2022 HRNZ Leadership Award winner, and her title as the overall winner of the HRNZ HR Person of the Year in 2022. With her wealth of expertise and commitment to shaping a better future, Melissa is a highly sought-after conference speaker.
Organisations we’ve worked with
Skills Consulting Group
Turners and Growers
Air New Zealand
The Warehouse Group