Mel is a professional director, following an executive career in institutional investment management, risk, compliance and financial regulation.
Mel is a director of Fidelity Life Assurance Limited, Simplicity NZ Limited, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Limited and Domain Name Commission Limited. She is a Trustee of Foundation North 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®.