‘As a mother of three young children I am mindful of and excited by my children’s growth and their future. I believe strongly in a Ruyton education as an Old Ruytonian and bring my enthusiasm and expertise to help in the governance at the School for the benefit of all the girls.’
Melanie Higgins (Blomquist ‘92) has more than 18 years of experience working at Accenture in senior consulting roles for blue chip Financial Services clients and sales, strategy and operations. She has experienced first-hand the rapid pace of technological change and how there is a need to prepare future workers to be adaptable, technologically capable and astute learners to acquire new skills and navigate multiple career paths. This insight has led to an interest in the education and future of younger generations. With her corporate experience and personal acumen derived from voluntary roles, such as acting as the President of West Hawthorn Pre-School, Melanie has a wide-range of relevant expertise to offer. There is a proud tradition of supporting Ruyton, with Melanie’s mother and sister also Old Ruytonians and Melanie likely to be a parent at the School in the future.
Melanie graduated from The University of Melbourne 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics).