Melanie joined the ODI in March 2018, as project manager on the OpenActive programme.
OpenActive is a community led initiative helping organisations publish and use open data to help get people more active. She enjoys having a worthwhile cause and the challenges of getting a whole sector moving. On the programme her responsibilities include ensuring effective resource management, delivering agreed scope, aligning work and reporting. There’s always something new going on and she enjoys the fast paced challenges. She works with team members across the programme and enjoy the collaborative and fun atmosphere at the ODI.
Before joining the ODI Melanie worked in IT delivery in the renewables team at Ofgem, where she worked in IT and policy project delivery, which also was complemented by previous commercial consultancy experience.
In her spare time she runs a project creating meals and awareness about food allergies.