Melanie Blackmore

Melanie Blackmore

Business Manager (on maternity leave)

Mel is currently on maternity leave - we look forward to her return in mid-2022.


Mel manages the office of the Chief Executive and daily business operations, supports the Trust Board and assists with the development of effective policy.

Waikato born and bred, Mel attended Te Rapa Primary school at its historical site at the Te Rapa Air Force Base and Hamilton Girl’s High School.  She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Management Studies at the University of Waikato. Mel lives in Hamilton with her husband Paul and son Mitchell, she also has two adult step-children Jayme and Samara.

Mel comes to us with a 17 year background working in product, strategy and systems for dairy farmer owned co-operatives.  

“I love the energy that comes from working to strengthen our community.  There are many amazing things happening in the Waikato and I am privileged to be a part of that.”