Melissa Devine-Collins is Sales & Marketing Manager for Novotel New Plymouth Hobson. Born and bred in New Plymouth, Melissa started her career with Sport Taranaki then moved to the New Plymouth District Council in the early 2000’s. An OE with her then boyfriend (now husband) Jon saw her work in London for a famous wine merchant to the Queen. On her return from overseas she returned to the council and became invoiced in the Recreation & Events Team building her way up to the Event Manager role working on events such as the TSB Bank Festival of Lights, Rugby World Cup 2011, concerts, FIFA U20 World Cup in 2015 and all kinds of other community events. Her role includes building relationships to build hotel business, managing all the marketing for the hotel and coordinating the conference room events/functions. Her role at Novotel is a busy one but she loves it…she is a busy working mum to her two young boys.