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Melanie Gee became Chair of the Grosvenor Property UK Board in September 2021.
She is currently a Senior Adviser in London to Lazard, the global financial advisory and asset management firm, having joined as a Managing Director in 2008. Melanie spent the previous 25 years in the financial advisory business with S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd. and then UBS.
Melanie is Chair of FTSE250 life sciences investor Syncona Ltd, also chairing its Nomination and Governance Committee. She is a Non-Executive Director at Standard Life Aberdeen plc where she sits on the Nomination & Governance and Audit Committees and is the Non-executive Director with responsibility for bringing the employee voice into the Boardroom.
Melanie also sits on advisory groups for two private family offices and a charity. She stepped down as Chair of Ridgeway Partners Holdings Limited, a search firm at the end of 2020 when it was sold to Teneo. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Engineering company The Weir Group PLC and Non-Executive Director of Drax Group PLC, the electrical power generation company.
She has acted as an alternate member of The Takeover Panel – LIBA (CFC) and has been a Council member and Trustee of Fauna and Flora International (FFI) an international conservation charity which focuses on threatened species and ecosystems worldwide.
Melanie is an Ambassador for the 30% Club, having been a member of its Steering Committee.