Chief Executive Officer
ROY Mellon started his career in the Australian Defence Force as a crewman and then payroll officer . an experience that allowed him to develop skills in both payroll management and strategic thinking, as well as how to drive a tank. It also taught him to take calculated risks, which was helpful when he decided to start his first business, RDM Consulting, at the age of 24. When the business was sold to a global firm, Mr Mellon was retained as managing director of Australia, helping to grow the company.s business and client list. The following year Mr Mellon went out on his own and established Proactiv Payroll, where he holds the position of chief executive officer. Proactiv Payroll specialises in the core areas of payroll outsourcing and in-house software solutions, and the provision of Microsoft Excel training. The business also provides a software solution for companies wanting to run their own payroll. Mr Mellon plans to open a second Proactiv Payroll office in Sydney by the end of the year. He is an ambassador for Toy Box International, a charity organisation helping sick and disadvantaged children.