Melanie Hay has considerable experience in private equity transactions. Prior to joining Viburnum, Ms Hay was a senior investment manager in ANZ's private equity division, ANZ Capital. She worked on several expansion capital and management buyout transactions, including the investment in Nomad Building Solutions in Western Australia, which was one of the ANZ Capital's most successful investments. Ms Hay was an inaugural member of ANZ Capital's Private Equity Management Committee, which was established to oversee all proposed private equity transactions throughout Australia and New Zealand. She has a broad industry background, having analysed investment opportunities across a range of manufacturing, services, wholesale and retail businesses. Prior to ANZ Capital, she had a 10-year career as an economist including as senior economist for ANZ, with the key responsibility of developing detailed economic and financial forecasts on the Australian economy, and was a regular economic commentator on Sky News, Channel Seven, Lateline and ABC News. She was also an economist for the National Australia Bank and the Commonwealth Treasury. Ms Hay was educated at University of Western Australia BEc (Hons) and Macquarie University (MAppFin).