Melissa Hume is a Sydney-based HR professional with manufacturing, transport and logistics industry experience. During her career journey, Melissa noticed a lack of Australian resources available to support those in the beginning stages of their careers and was inspired to author her first book, Career Guidance for Now and for the Future. Your HR Ally is Melissa’s second book published in 2021, which is fast becoming another important contribution to a disrupted profession. In 2021, Melissa also became an Excellence Awardee for ‘Australian HR Manager of the Year’. Whatever goals she may tackle next, Melissa has always felt passionate about helping the community and coaching upcoming generations of HR practitioners.