Melanie joined PTL in 2009, and acts as a Professional Trustee to a wide range of occupational pension schemes, both as a board member and Chair of Trustees. Her clients span numerous industry sectors, and include multi-national companies and not-for-profit organisations. Melanie is also a Co-optee on TPT’s Funding Committee, and Chair of the SHPS and SHAPS schemes, which operate in the social housing sector. Melanie has worked in the pensions industry since 1988 and has extensive experience of all aspects of UK occupational pension scheme governance. As a former Pensions Actuary, latterly with Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), she brings considerable pensions knowledge, spanning defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Combining experience as an adviser and trustee, Melanie is ideally placed to help her clients meet their strategic objectives for their schemes. Melanie is known for her pragmatic ‘can-do’ attitude and collaborative approach. She is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.