Mel has 17 years of banking and finance experience both here and abroad and has spent the last 11 years with the Bank of New Zealand in roles across the South Island. She has considerable experience in both leadership and relationship management having led the BNZ Partners Team as the Senior Partner for Nelson/Tasman before returning to her home town of Canterbury to be closer to family and to take up a Corporate Partner role in early 2014.
“I am very privileged to work with people in business who are passionate about what they do, how they do it and the footprint they leave on this world. We play a small, but crucial part in our customers business and I love taking the time to understand their business and working with them to achieve their goals”
Personally, Mel is married with two sons, a hobby beekeeper, an active fundraiser for local charity, and loves spending time with her wider family and in the outdoors. “Empowering people to reach their full potential is something I am incredibly passionate about. When I was asked to join the Endometriosis Board of Trustees I jumped at the chance to be part of an organisation that is making a difference both by supporting, treating and working with researchers to find solutions and empowering women to demand better health outcomes.”