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Scott Veenker

Scott Veenker

Chief Executive

Prior to his recent appointment as Chief Executive of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Scott joined the Victorian Chamber as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the organisation’s membership services, internship program, events, marketing, training, health & safety consulting, workplace relations consulting, and the Victorian business of Apprenticeship Support Australia. He is also a Director of Workplace Assured, a separate business that the Chamber has a significant shareholding in.

Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance, having held senior positions across multiple distribution channels with Esanda Finance and ANZ.

Scott is a Fellow of FINSIA, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and holds a Masters of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance).

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Troy Wood

Troy Wood

Senior Relationship Manager

Troy has over 15 years’ experience as a relationship manager, working in customer roles within recruitment and vocational education and training sectors. Prior to joining the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Troy managed the delivery of the Victorian government's Skills for Growth program and the National Workforce Development Fund for two of Australia's largest registered training organisations. In these roles, he led a team to help enterprises address their workforce development and general business needs.

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Lucy Galland

Lucy Galland

Relationship Manager

Lucy has extensive experience in relationship management roles, predominantly in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Lucy worked for Bank of Melbourne where she managed a portfolio of business clients. Her ability to genuinely connect with clients, combined with her financial acumen, proved highly successful in helping businesses achieve their financial goals. Lucy has also worked in the UK where she played a vital role in establishing the credit processes for a new Government scheme set up to assist start-up businesses and promote entrepreneurship.

Lucy comes from a family of business owners in New Zealand, including the founders of Hallensteins, instilling within her a passion for helping businesses to achieve success.

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Melanie Parkes

Melanie Parkes

Events Manager, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Melanie Parkes has more than 13 years’ experience in corporate events within the professional services, membership and not-for-profit industries. Melanie and her events team at the Victorian Chamber provide essential events support service for the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce (MCC) members, ranging from intimate Leadership Luncheons, to Best Practice Tours, Cocktail and Gala dinners and Corporate Hospitality along with executing the broader Victorian Chamber events to which the MCC members have access.

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Contact the Melbourne Chamber team by email or call us on 03 8662 5214