Board Members

Pink Hope’s Board of Directors consists of independent non-executive directors. The Board members combined knowledge and experience guide Pink Hope’s strategic direction and policy making activities


Melissa Hayes

Chairman of Pink Hope

Melissa is a passionate senior executive leader with over 15 years experience working in senior roles for major multinationals. Melissa combines a wealth of commercial experience across industrial and consumer marketing sectors, with demonstrated success in the areas of Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Corporate Affairs, Public Relations and Advertising strategy development and execution.


John Sheehy

John Sheehy is CEO of Pottinger. He advises private and public sector clients in relation to strategy, M&A, risk, innovation and management. John has a deep interest in cross-cultural, cross-border business development, strategy and transactions, having advised on M&A, joint ventures, strategic growth assignments and other commercial projects in over 40 countries, spanning 6 continents, with a combined value of over $50 billion.
He has lived and worked in Sydney, London, Moscow and New York City.


Cassandra Kelly

As a leader and entrepreneur, Cassandra has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. Cassandra’s track record in assisting organizations to embrace new opportunities, challenge the status quo and seize business opportunities placed her on the list of 100 Women of Influence in Australia by the Financial Review/Westpac. In 2015 she was named a US Director to watch and in 2017 as one of Australia’s top 10 Chairs.

Cassandra is an international thought leader and speaker and speaks globally inspiring action.

A known advocate for investing in female talent and helping women to connect across industries, from public and private sector, she founded the Glass Elevator in Australia and she serves on the Australian Federal Treasury’s Inclusive Workplace Committee. She continues to influence this issue in the United States and Europe.

She serves as Chair of the board for companies including Treasury Corporation of Victoria, and LiveTiles and is a director of Her Heart. Previous directorships include Flight Centre Travel Group and the University of New South Wales Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.


Elise Stanberg

With over two decades of IT experience Elise has worked in a number of Blue Chip Global Companies including Intel, Nortel Networks, Ericsson, NCR, Motorola and most recently Microsoft. Elise has held various executive positions within these companies allowing her to gain exceptional insight into the industry. The roles have encompassed, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Management and Country Management. Elise’s knowledge is highly sort after and will help guide Pink Hope with their current and future IT requirements.