Melanie has worked at UBS for the last 4 years in the dynamic and fast-paced Investment Banking COO team, where she specialises in project and regulatory initiative implementation. She has worked on numerous complex regulatory projects whilst at UBS, with a recent highlight being the Derivatives Regulatory Reform (DRR) program where she led the bank's efforts in the Uncleared Bilateral Margining project initial margin calculation (ISDA SIMM) and functional readiness.

Melanie previously worked at JP Morgan for 8 years and has Bachelors Hons. in Risk Management from the University of the North West (Potchefstroom, South Africa).  Presently, Melanie heads up the SFTR and EMIR Refit program and manages the programme across the IB with divisional colleagues in IT, Ops and Legal to ensure best practice applies across UBS.