Melisa Kappely


Having worked across a range of senior roles in major New Zealand companies at a strategic and operational level, Melisa is passionate about building capabilities and engagement to support CE's to drive high performance in businesses.

Specialist Areas Include:
  • Senior Leadership Teams Performance
  • Change Management
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Governance and Executive Search
  • Masters of Science (Applied Psychology)
  • Diploma of Industrial & Organisational Psychology (with distinction)
  • Harvard Business School – Senior Management Programme
  • Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder
  • Licensed Private Investigator – NZ Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority

Melisa began her journey into human resources after studying a Master of Science in Applied Psychology at the University of Canterbury. In building her career she has worked across commercial and people roles and held Senior Management roles in a wide range of industries including Ports, Dairy, and Banking in the private and public sector. Companies Melisa has worked for include Fonterra, Bank of New Zealand, Port Nelson Ltd, and Stats NZ. Melisa joined the Intepeople team in 2016, becoming General Manager in 2020, and is now an Intepeople Partner.

As an experienced practitioner Melisa brings a commercial and pragmatic lens to advice provided, focusing more recently on advising CE’s on senior team's performance and challenges, undertaking workplace investigations, acquiring top talent for senior teams, and leading large change management processes.

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Phone: 03 546 8649
Mobile: 027 734 0392

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