My Mate Madonna Melrose

Name: Madonna Melrose

Position: Director

Business/ Organisation Name: Melrose International


What does Melrose International do?

We specialise in accessing the Export Marketing and   Development Grant and the Research and Development Tax Incentive. Companies may be eligible to receive up to 50% back on their business expenditure.

What do you love about your work?

I love the variety of industries I work in. Beauty, Fashion, Manufacturing, Food, Wine and so much more. Helping Australian companies build and grow and being a part of their transformation is also very rewarding.

What were your biggest achievements for 2018?

Finally starting an Interior Design Course which has been a burning desire for years. I have moved and started my life over and redoing my apartment ignited my passion for design and colour and textiles. I’m in love with Mid Century Modern

What are your goals leading into 2019?

Diversify my business to add to our clients experience and streamline my business process’ so I can take more time off to travel and be inspired. I am opening supply channels throughout Dubai and UAE and Asia to assist my clients with ease of selling their products overseas.

What is your favourite food and restaurant?

I love Asian and Asian Fusion and Spice Temples Chilli Chicken at Crown Melbourne is the bomb. My son and I crave it.

What’s the #1 most played song on your Spotify?

Justine Timberlake’s Montana

What is one of your favourite quotes?

Anticipation is greater than realisation

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

She did what she thought was right

If I won a 5 million dollars I would…

I would take a holiday to the Greek Isles and Santorini, so I could decide what to do with it all. I would give a portion to the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre as I have been on the fundraising trail with my dear friend since its inception and I know how much it means to Olivia to find a cure for cancer in her lifetime.