Melanie Armstrong 

Interim Chief Executive 

Melanie Armstrong

Melanie is Interim Chief Executive at Action for Children, and previously was Interim Managing Director Corporate Shared Services until December 2019.

Melanie began her career with KPMG and is a qualified chartered accountant. She went on to join Cadbury Schweppes where she pursued a successful career over 18 years in a variety of commercial FD roles at business unit, region and group level and supporting across all functions as well as a period heading up the Audit and Risk agenda. With an interest in languages, Melanie has spent several spells working abroad in France and Germany.

Following the Kraft takeover of Cadbury, Melanie decided to take her career in a different direction and follow her values with a move into the not for profit sector first as Finance Director with London Business School and then as Executive Director Finance, Legal and Audit at Macmillan Cancer Support.

Melanie draws upon her broad experience in the commercial world to provide valuable financial guidance as well as bringing a strong focus on process improvement and achieving value for money.

Melanie lives in Amersham with her husband and son, both of whom are sports mad and so is a frequent spectator at different sporting events. She also enjoys getting out and enjoying the beautiful Chilterns countryside.