Mel is the CEO of NewMotion, a new venture business acquired by Shell, dedicated to driving the energy transition in mobility through the provision of EV solutions and services across Europe, based out of the Netherlands.
Mel has been managing commercial businesses within Shell for over 20 years across Asia, Australia, UK and Europe. Most recently she ran the Retail business for Shell in the UK, the Aviation business for Shell across Europe and a global innovation and sustainability function out of Singapore.
Mel has held a number of Non-Executive positions for both Shell joint ventures and in the charity sector, most recently as the Chair of IJM UK and as Board Member for IJM International, the largest global organisation combating human trafficking and modern day slavery, based in Washington.
Outside of work Mel has a particular interest in promoting and leveraging diversity and as a part of this provides mentoring support to women cross sector. She is also an advocate for developing leadership amongst teenagers from both local and international communities to help prepare them for the complex world of tomorrow.
Mel graduated from Bristol University with a BSc Hons and also a MSc, the latter specialising in Development Economics and Policy. She is married and has three children.