Melissa was awarded the Bronze medal in the “Accountant of the Year – Manager” category at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2019. The awards champion young professionals in the wealth sector and highlight the leaders under forty of today and tomorrow. She has recently been shortlisted for the 2023 Citywealth Powerwomen awards.
Melissa graduated from the London School of Economics in Accounting and Finance in 2006, and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2007. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 2010 and as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CIOT) in 2017. Most recently, she became a Fellow of the ICAEW, the highest status of membership and a recognition of her dedication to the profession. Prior to joining Payne Hicks Beach, she was a Manager at Dixon Wilson where she trained and worked for 11 years, followed by working as a Senior Manager at a UK top 20 accountancy firm.