Heather Melville OBE

Heather regularly engages senior executives across the wider business and the financial industry in order to improve the ethnic minority talent pipeline. This has included organising an ethnic minority leaders networking event with in partnership with the ELC. She sponsored the event, and arranged for 250 ethnic minority executives to attend. Heather was awarded an OBE in 2017, for services to gender equality in business. She currently holds two NED board roles, which she uses to drive change for ethnic minorities and women. As the only black woman on the board for Enterprise Enfield, Heather is working with them to facilitate workshops and forums specifically for ethnic minority start -up businesses. She is a board member for the Chartered Management Institute, as well as a COMPANION and the chair for CMI Women. Heather leads the Blueprint for Change, an initiative working across all industries to deliver a diverse pipeline of female and diverse talent. Additionally, Heather is a judge for 4 major diversity awards ensuring all scoring has a diverse lens. She regularly speaks to local schools and business forums, and is often interviewed by the media on the importance of diverse representation, pay gaps, entrepreneurship and workplace inclusion.

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