Melanie Mills is Head of Social Sector Engagement at Big Society Capital. Her work includes supporting social enterprises and charities to engage with social investment via the Good Finance platform and through social lending. Formerly Chief Executive of Social Enterprise West Midlands CIC, Melanie led it from a publicly funded project to a sustainable social enterprise. With a background of 20 years in retail, Melanie has also deployed her commercial skills to run her own consultancy working with community organisations and charities to raise funds and to look at new ways of sustainable income generation. Outside of her day job, Melanie is a member of numerous boards and taskforces.