Roy Mellon

2020

Roy started the Definitiv in 2013, and went onto launch its award-winning people management software – Definitiv in October 2016. The software now processes in excess of $2 billion in payments annually across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Prior to his business, Roy was a soldier in the 3rd/4th Cavalry in Townsville, where he drove Armoured Personnel Carriers. Unfortunately, after a sustaining an injury that left him with osteoarthritis in both feet, Roy was medically discharged.

As a veteran, he knows the difficulties veterans face when transitioning from military life. Therefore, Roy volunteers his time to support and mentor three veteran-focused organisations; Working Spirit, General Sir Harry Chauvel Foundation and Prince’s Trust Australia. As an ambassador for Working Spirit,
Roy is advocating on behalf of veterans seeking employment to encourage more businesses to hire highly skilled ex-service personnel.

In 2019 Roy had the privilege of participating in his first Variety 4WD Adventure and more recently the Ruby Road Trip. Roy is so impressed by the energy Variety brings to its event. Bringing Roy’s love of cars, mateship and most importantly helping the children will see him be part of the charity for many years to come.