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Melanie Harrison

Director, Risk Advisory - Deloitte Namibia

We are the women in cyber. The few protecting the many. The underrepresented, who over influence. The half of the world, who see the problems differently, who solve them uniquely. We are the women in cyber safeguarding society. Protecting us all. We need more like us. We need more like you.

Melanie started her career as a business analyst for Scottish Water in the UK, 9 months later, she moved to Deloitte Namibia as an IT auditor. In Deloitte, she slowly moved up the ranks after obtaining her CISA and CIA certification. She then moved to De Beers as a senior internal auditor. She was there for about three years. She came back to Deloitte to head up Risk Advisory.

Besides the good working culture at Deloitte, there are a few aspects that attracted Melanie to once again return to the company. She found that working at Deloitte presented one with a lot of challenges. Elaborating further that,

“I'm a person that loves challenges. So it was really about the challenge in trying to help organisations to improve their environments and find solutions for them. So it was, at the end of the day, about being able to make an impact not only on our clients but also on society and on people's careers.”

Melanie believes that the most effective advice she got was “You can do everything you set your mind to. The sky is the limit”. She is passing the same message to upcoming young professionals.

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