Melissa Clark-Reynolds was a third generation single mother who is now recognised as a stand-out entrepreneur. Combining business and motherhood with heart and a sense of humour, Melissa will entertain, move and inspire. Melissa...
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Melissa Clark-Reynolds's BiographyMelissa Clark-Reynolds was a third generation single mother who is now recognised as a stand-out entrepreneur. Combining business and motherhood with heart and a sense of humour, Melissa will entertain, move and inspire.
Melissa Clark-Reynolds set up a health and safety and Workers Compensation Insurance consultancy which grew over seven years to become part of Fusion (New Zealand’s largest private Workers Compensation insurer).
When the New Zealand Labour Government nationalised the business in 2001, Melissa sold her shares to Southern Cross Healthcare (New Zealand’s largest health insurer) and re-focussed her activities.
After taking a couple of years off, Melissa now invests in businesses and provides "capable capital" - providing both investment and hands on entrepreneurial capability to turn the businesses around. She is currently involved with a manufacturing company, a children's learning business and is Chief Executive of INTAZ Ltd (a health and safety software and solutions company), in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Melissa Clark-Reynolds is passionate about entrepreneurship and represented NZ at the APEC Forum on encouraging Women Entrepreneurs. As well as being a judge for EY Entrepreneur of the Year (2000 and 2004) she is also featured in Her Business magazine's Hall of Fame and was named as one of the 150 most powerful women in NZ Business (Unlimited Magazine 2002).
She has been featured in a number of books including Success in New Zealand Business V2 (1997), A New Generation of Business Leaders (2000), Living Life Out Loud (2001) and The Kiwi Effect (2004). She has been on the cover of both Her Business and Management Magazines.