Melanie has worked in the education sector for 20 years, starting at the Training and Development Agency for Schools working on teacher recruitment and training. In her role as Business in the Community’s Education Director, Melanie worked to maximise the impact of business involvement in education. She joined Teaching Leaders in 2011, becoming Chief Programme Officer in 2014, overseeing middle leadership programme design and delivery. In her current role as Deputy CEO at Ambition School Leadership and Institute for Teaching, Melanie leads on partnerships, marketing and communications. Melanie recently became a Trustee of a newly formed primary MAT in Cheshire.