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At ISM we provide leading edge training and development programs leading to high quality nationally recognised training. From our trainers to our resources, we are specialists in financial services and focus on helping you achieve tangible results for your business. 

Over the next few months we will be doing a staff spotlight each week on our wonderful ISM staff members who are the heart of ISM. 

Meet... Melissa Brugman! 

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How long have you been at ISM and what is your role? 

I have been at ISM since April 2012 (8 years, can you believe it!) and I currently work on our eLearning, systems and marketing.

What has changed since you first joined? 

We have grown our team and our client base quite significantly. We now have two beautiful learning facilities on the water at Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney (we only had one when I started). Companies also use these facilities for board meetings, training days, team building days, etc. If your in need of a fabulous space to host your next meeting , I highly recommend checking out the facilities we have available! 

Best advice you can give to someone considering studying at ISM? 

If you have been doing your job for a long time you should definitely consider chatting to us about RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). ISM are really good at this and I like to think that it is a nice reward to see all your hard work over the years put into a qualification. 

What is your favourite thing about working at ISM? 

The team! They're my second family.

Tell us 3 words that come to mind when you think of ISM? 

 Dependable. Generous. Friendly.


First concert?

The Offspring

Favourite place you have traveled and why? 

Europe. I can’t name just one country but I LOVE a Euro summer and I LOVE how the food and culture changes as soon as you cross a border.

Any hidden talents?

I’m awesome at remembering song lyrics.

Guilty pleasure? 

Eating cheese and drinking wine.

If you could learn to do anything… what would it be? 

One day I would like to learn to play the piano. 


If you would like to find out more about what we offer and how we can work together or if you can recommend a great piano teacher for Mel, please visit ism.edu.au or call 1800 200 705 to speak with one of our superstar staff members! 


Tags: #training, #workplace, #leadership, #investment, #broker, #Customer Owned Banking, #commerciallending

Annabel Sullivan

Annabel started with ISM in early 2020 and has hit the ground running. Annabel works on ISM's marketing and social media and building relationships with our amazing clients.




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