Melina is a branch manager and is passionate about fostering future leaders.
Name: Mariel Del Prado
Your role: Production Services Manager, Acquiring Technology
Region: Melbourne, Victoria
What’s your story?
I have a degree in Architecture, and I worked briefly as an architect and space planner mainly for commercial buildings. However, I’ve always wanted to get into IT and be part of a large-scale organisation. My transition into IT happened when the Electronic Data Systems trained me as an Assembler Programmer. I really enjoyed this and learnt so much during my time there. I’ve now been at NAB for nine years and haven’t looked back.
How have you made a difference?
I feel fortunate to be in the same team as I was when I joined NAB. I thrive working in the support team, resolving issues and fixing problems even at 2 in the morning! When I moved to Project Delivery, I had the opportunity to lead one of our development teams. In challenging times, I consider myself lucky because of the caring and supportive people I work with.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about doing the right thing; what is fair for our people and our customers. On a lighter note, when I travel my passion is in architecture. My favourite structures are the Grand Central Terminal in New York and the Notre-Dame in Paris.