Melina was appointed the inaugural CEO of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM) in July 2013.
From 2010-2013, Melina headed Australia’s International Year of Co-operatives' Steering Committee and Secretariat that oversaw the national campaign to raise awareness of the contribution of co-operative businesses in the Australian economy.
For the last ten years, Melina has headed media campaigns for peak co-operative bodies, including the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). Melina helped develop the message platform for the ICA’s Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade and the global digital case study platform, stories.coop.
Melina was also editor of the ICA’s Digest from 2006-2011.