Melanie Beard


Melanie has Human Resources experience across a number of industry sectors including Financial Services, Retail, Entertainment and Technology.

Melanie studied for her CIPD qualification whilst at Marks and Spencer before joining Evolution Group where she was appointed Head of Human Resources. Melanie worked with the Board of Directors during a period where the firm saw rapid growth and extensive restructuring.

In addition, she was heavily involved in a number of significant acquisitions including that of BNP Private Investment Management Ltd, Singer & Friedlander Investment Management Ltd and Williams de Broë plc and finally, the acquisition of Evolution Group by Investec.

Melanie founded McLean HR with the intention of providing commercially focused practical HR solutions for clients that didn’t necessarily need fulltime HR resource but required advice from an experienced professional on a variety of issues.