Melissa joined the centre in November 2015 as Finance Manager. She is based in the Centre's Sheffield Office and is responsible for overall financial management to ensure satisfactory delivery of the UKCCRSC grant and sub projects funded from it.
Melissa trained as a chartered accountant at KPMG, moving into a Financial Controller role in industry, subsequently working as a Finance Director; responsible for Finance, Procurement, IT and Human Resources of the UK subsidiary of a European Manufacturing Group.
Melissa has worked in University Finance for the last ten years within a commercially focussed capital finance role. Responsibilities included Executive Board reporting, presentations to senior management of investment business cases for multi million pound projects. University commercial activities included setting up a subsidiary, financial due diligence, winding up a company, creation of legal agreements and contracts.