Melanie Burke | Western Cape Education Department
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Name: Melanie Burke
Title: Programme Director

Melanie Burke serves on the boards of various NGO’s and social enterprises and is a social innovator who is also an experienced development practitioner. She brings together the academic and practical knowledge required for impact entrepreneurship and societal change.

Melanie has some 25 years' experience in the financial services and innovation fields and has expertise in most areas of business. She is engaged in study towards a PhD and holds an international Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as Project Management and Marketing qualifications. Melanie is a qualified Diversity Management Consultant and holds a Diversity Management Diploma from Wits Graduate School of Public Development Management and is active in diversity interventions in organisations. Melanie was recognized for her ability in this field as a recipient of the Excellence in Diversity award and currently focuses on transformation and innovative solutions for social development, growth and business support. In this capacity she is associated with several other organisations where she brings to bear her expertise regarding Leadership Development, Team Building, Collaboration, Innovation, Technology, Education and Entrepreneurship.

Melanie loves books, travel, her family and friends and enjoys spending time with them.