Melanie joined Elisabeth Murdoch in November 2014, to help her establish and run her charitable foundation which supports visual arts and arts education in the UK. Prior to joining Freelands Foundation, Melanie was a private banker, having held senior positions at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management and UBS Wealth Management. Melanie began her career as a Management Consultant at Marakon Associates. She was on the Board of Directors for PAIAM for 5 years – Professional Advisors to the International Art Market. Melanie holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, which is where she is from. She speaks five languages – English, French, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish.