Mel Ewell

Board Director and Trustee

Mel studied at Kingston University where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography plus an Honorary Doctorate and has held a number of executive positions across a wide range of sectors with the likes of TNT International, ADI Group, SIG and Amey.

He has been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions including ADI with Securicor and Amey's acquisition of Enterprise. Mel joined Amey in 2001 and became Chief Executive in 2002. Under his tenure, he successfully guided Amey through its sale to Ferrovial and into profitability.

In 2016, Mel retired from Amey, having transformed it into one of the UK’s largest engineering, construction and infrastructure companies – designing, delivering and constructing vital projects across the UK including key road and rail such as the electrification of the Great Western Mainline and the maintaining the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland.

In 2011, he also became a Non-Executive Director of SIG plc, a leading European supplier of insulation, exteriors, interiors and specialist construction products and has subsequently joined the Boards of HS2, London City Airport, MTC and DofE.

Mel joined the MOLA Board in July 2020.

Board Directors and Trustees

Our Board Directors and Trustees are influential leaders and experts in their fields. They are responsible for the structure, policies and strategic objectives of the organisation and contribute a broad range of expertise and experience.