Melanie Woodnick

Interim External Affairs Director


Mel is the Interim Director of External Affairs, covering Nicola Bates' maternity leave, and is also managing the press office.

Mel has over eighteen years of experience of external affairs, specialising in healthcare. Most recently Mel has worked for Lexington Communications and Portland Communications where she provided strategic advice at local, UK, EU and global levels to health and social care providers, professional organisations, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies on the changing NHS environment.

She has also worked for The Royal College of Surgeons where she devised, implemented communications campaigns with a wide range of stakeholders, including policy makers, parliamentarians, media, patient organisations and the academia.