Melanie has career-long experience in general environmental management and sustainability, spanning a wide range of sectors and issues but with a focus on management systems, training and practical environmental performance improvement. Melanie is a member of IEMA and an experienced environmental sustainability specialist with broad-based expertise and a good appreciation of business needs and processes. Melanie has a particular interest in the translation of sustainability strategy into practice to deliver real-world improvements and business benefits.
Most recently Melanie has worked with Balfour Beatty as an Environment & Sustainability Specialist, prior to which she was Environment Manager at Heathrow for ten years. Whilst at Heathrow, Melanie had particular responsibility for supporting the development of the sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0, integrating the strategy through the management system and embedding sustainability into development and construction projects. Through training and employee engagement initiatives she worked to build the internal culture needed to support action on sustainability across the company. This experience at Heathrow followed 20 years consultancy experience specialising in environmental due diligence, EHS management systems, compliance auditing and training delivery for multinational and financial sector clients. Prior to that Melanie trained and worked as an analytical chemist, specialising in environmental and occupational hygiene analysis.