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Dr Melanie West

Dr Melanie West

Senior Programme Lead - NHS Executive Search PROFILE
Originally training as a midwife, Melanie has a long-standing commitment to the values and mission of the NHS and has obtained first-hand experience of the day to day pressures of working within a clinical practice early in her career. This has given her a very personal perspective on her role today and the challenges facing the NHS.

Prior to joining the Executive Search team in July 2017, Melanie worked in commercial executive search for 15+ years; most recently as a senior consultant for one of the leading global search firms where she specialised in executive leadership and board appointments for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors, including both commercial and public organisations and academia.

Before her career in search, Melanie obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics from University College, London, and worked in academia at the Natural History Museum.

Melanie is based in London.