Mel is a professional director, following an executive career in institutional investment management, risk, compliance and financial regulation.
Mel is a director of Simplicity NZ Limited, Heritage Trustee Company Limited and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Limited.
She is Deputy Chair of Foundation North, Chair of Centre for Social Impact and chairs the Nominating Committees for the Guardians of New Zealand Super Fund and the Waikato-Tainui Group Investment Committee. She is an independent member of the FINDEX Advice Services NZ Investment Committee and a trustee of Auckland Foundation.
Previously, Mel held senior roles at the Financial Markets Authority, Trustees Executors, ANZ Bank, AllianceBernstein and Tower Asset Management.
Mel is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®.