Melissa Cassar

Chief Communications OfficerToronto, Canada

Melissa Cassar joined QuadReal in January 2023. As Chief Communications Officer, Melissa is responsible for fortifying QuadReal’s culture and leading the company’s external communications and reputation management.

A senior communications, marketing and public affairs professional, Melissa brings two decades of experience across multiple industries, including financial services, technology and government. She has helped organizations communicate, navigate and lead in times of change, and has established programs to strengthen brands, mitigate risk and engage employees at the global, national and local levels. Most recently, Melissa was the Global Head of Corporate Affairs and Commercial Communications at Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, Melissa held senior global positions with HSBC Bank USA, BNY Mellon and Visa. She also previously served as policy advisor and legislative aide in two consecutive Canadian federal governments.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and International Relations from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in International Communications from the University of Leeds and a Master of Business Administration from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Book Bank in Toronto.