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Melinda Upton

Partner, Tax & Legal

With a career spanning over 25 years, Melinda is appointed Partner (Legal) and Regional Growth Client Lead at Deloitte. 

Most recently, Melinda was Asia Pacific CEO where she steered a global corporate performance specialist group utilising data and behavioural change science creating the group’s first base outside London. 

Prior to this, Melinda spent her last 15 years in senior leadership roles in global law firms including as a Partner and Global Head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. Melinda also served as Co-Country Managing Partner, Australia.

Committed to societal impact, Melinda currently serves as Chair of Minds Count Foundation and a former Director of the Board of the Corporate Mental Health Alliance (Australia). She also served as a member of Board of The Arts Health Institute focussed on the integration of the arts into all aspects of health and aged care environments. 

Together with her husband and two children, Melinda lives in Sydney and has a love of all thing’s fitness and outdoors, and has a particularly impressive right hook!