Managing Director, BlackRock Budapest
Melanie has over 30 years’ experience in Finance and Banking holding senior roles in Technology, Operations, and Change Management as well as running her own business.
She set up and ran a mortgage distribution business with one partner and over 8 years grew the business to a team of over 200 with 3 offices throughout the UK and a turnover in excess of £20m
She is Co Chair of the EMEA chapter of BlackRock internal women’s committee ( WIN ) where she leads a programme of events to support women ( and men ) in their career journey through the firm.
She is passionate about education and developing the next generation of leaders, mentoring a number of men and women both internally and externally.
She has been a Chair of Governors since 2005 and was a coach for the charity Teach First who provide a leadership route into teaching to encourage the most talented graduates to join the most challenging schools.
In 2015 Melanie was recognised as one of Brummells Top 30 Inspiring Women in the City.
She joined the Advisory Board of Women in Banking and Finance in 2017 after three years as Vice President.
Melanie splits her time between Budapest and London with her husband and 2 sons.