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Melanie Finnie

Projects Manager

projects@moneyworks.co.nz or melanie@moneyworks.co.nz


Melanie joined Moneyworks in March 2017 to work on a variety of projects.  These projects range from these that are designed to ensure that the business operates at leading edge best practice level (internal audit function), to client supporting projects (liaising with clients accounting advisers in relation to information for tax returns), to a wide variety of internally focussed projects that ensure that Moneyworks projects are streamlined and as effective and efficient as possible.

Melanie brings extensive experience to Moneyworks from her tertiary education and her previous roles, which included 5 years as a Senior Property Consultant working with acquisition and disposal of Crown Land under The Public Works Act.  This role built on Melanie’s previous legal experience, and involved negotiation with lawyers, valuers, and landowners as well as drafting Crown contracts and meeting with land owners.

Melanie lives Raglan with her husband Peter and 7 year old son Dane. When she is not working or spending time with Dane and Peter, she enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures and food, reading, watching Netflix, walking, and swimming.  Mel’s husband Peter works in the bee industry and he likes to surf and fish in his spare time.


BA (Psychology and Education), Victoria University (1997)

LLB Auckland University (2002)

Admitted to Bar as Barrister and Solicitor 2003 (but not practicing at present)

Relevant Experience

2005 – 2010 The Property Group Limited Hamilton Senior Property Consultant

Other interesting information

Black Belt in Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu, and Taught in this discipline

Raglan Area School volunteer work to update policies for Board of Trustees

Worked in Fund raising for Red Cross in Hamilton for 6 months.

Trinity College Elocution (Grade 8)