Heather Melville

As Director of Strategic Partnerships & Head of Business Inclusion Initiatives, Commercial & Private Bank at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Heather works through a number of key strategic partnerships such as UKFT, CBI, The Voice Newspaper, UKTI, Walpole and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce to deliver a number of business initiatives across the division of 16,000 employees to address their internal aspiration to bridge the gender gap of 50% gender targets by 2020 and to include the BAME population of both employees and clients.
In 2013, she organised the first ever BAME event held in RBS to celebrate Black History month, which attracted over 300 attendees, including business partners, employees, charities and MPs. This event went out to be the launch pad for the newly formed internal RBS Multicultural Network, which she continues to support in an advisory capacity.
In 2014, she sponsored the first Evolve programme (Black Women Mean Business, Workshops), which focused on BAME start ups. Heather also mentors BAME businesses and in 2015 was highly commended as the diversity champion for private sector at the National Diversity Awards.