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Heather Melville OBE

Director for Strategic Partnerships, Head of Business Inclusion Initiatives; RBS

Heather Melville RBS 2017 GBA SummitHeather Melville OBE, Director for Strategic Partnerships and Head of Business Inclusion Initiatives for RBS, was recognised in the Financial Times 2016 & 2017 inaugural Upstanding 100 Executive BAME Leaders Power List and was named the winner of WeAreTheCity 2016, Top 5 Rising Star champion for Diversity.

Heather was awarded the prestigious Women in Banking & Finance Award for achievement under “Champion for Women” and in 2012 was awarded the World of Difference 100 award (TIAW) recognising Heather as one of the top 100 Women worldwide who have made a difference to the economic empowerment of women.

She established the RBS women’s network and in addition sits on the board for Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and leads the CMI women.

Outside of the financial industry, having completed an executive coaching programme, Heather is a Career Coach and Mentor advising young people who are striving to be tomorrows Entrepreneurs. She represents RBS as a Non-Executive Director for Enterprise Enfield a business consultancy funded by the Government to help small businesses

Heather graduated from IBM business school, together with a wealth of international experience secured over a 30 plus year career in the world of Banking, Finance & International Sales with her recent years focusing on diversity and Inclusion with regular contributions to Sky news and BBC world.

Heather was recently recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours list and received an OBE for her services on Gender Equality.

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