Melanie Kelly

  • Director
    Insight Economics Pty Ltd
    0425 755 981

    Melanie Kelly has extensive experience in public policy and economics consulting. Her career began at a boutique consultancy (the Allen Consulting Group) before launching a start-up firm, Insight Economics, as a Company Director with four co-investors. The venture was successful, and in 2007, the company was acquired by Deloitte Australia.

    Over her career, Melanie has specialised in the life sciences, defence and resources sectors, with deep competencies in industry and innovation policy, economic and labour market cost benefit evaluations, computable general equilibrium modelling, and business case development. As a founding member of the economics practice within Deloitte, Melanie helped to grow the economics practice to more than 150 staff over more than 10 years of service. At Deloitte Melanie served as the Lead Partner for the Government and Industry Advisory practice and Business Case Centre of Excellence in Victoria. She was a member of the Financial Advisory Services’ Gender Diversity working group, was selected to the Under-40 Partner Leadership Group, and was one of six partners selected to attend the Global New Partner Seminar in 2013. As a Director at Insight Economics today she is focused on health policy, industry and innovation, business case development, cost benefit analysis, strategy, and defence policy issues.