Mel is a professional director, Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and Accredited Investment Fiduciary.
She is Deputy Chair of Foundation North, and an Independent Non Executive Director of Simplicity NZ, Heritage Trustee Company and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia. Mel chairs the Nominating Committees for the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund and the Waikato-Tainui Group Investment Committee. She is a trustee of Auckland Foundation and an Independent Member of the FINDEX Advice Services NZ Investment Committee. Previously Mel spent 18 years, both in London and New Zealand, in senior roles in financial regulation, investment management, risk and compliance.