Melanie Gee is Chair and originally joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2019. Melanie has over 30 years of financial advisory experience in executive positions in investment banking, advising clients across a broad range of sectors and geographies. She is a Senior Adviser at Lazard & Co Ltd, having joined as a managing director in 2008. Before that, Melanie spent 25 years with SG Warburg & Co Ltd and then UBS.
Melanie also has extensive Non-Executive experience, with ten years as a Non-Executive Director at FTSE 100 and 250 companies. Until October 2021 she was a Non-Executive Director at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, where she sat on the Nomination & Governance and Audit Committees and was the Non-executive Director with responsibility for bringing the employee voice into the Boardroom. She was previously a Non-Executive Director at The Weir Group PLC and Drax Group PLC. She was an alternate member of The Takeover Panel – LIBA (CFC) between 2006 and 2013.
Melanie is the Chair of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland Board and also sits on advisory groups for two private family offices.
Importance of contribution
Melanie brings extensive non-executive experience in FTSE 100 and 250 companies, giving her an in-depth understanding of governance requirements and an understanding of how to build and maintain a highly effective Board as Chair of the Board and Nomination and Governance Committee. Her financial advisory experience is highly relevant to effective oversight of the Company’s investment and stakeholder strategies.
Date of appointment
4 June 2019
- Nomination and Governance Committee (Chair)
- Remuneration Committee