Melanie Eichhorn-Schurig joined Parents 1st initially as NED Finance in early 2018. She took up the position as CEO in June 2019.  

Melanie holds a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School (Oxford University), the FT NED Diploma, a LL.M. and a masters level degree in Business Administration. She has extensive experience within the Financial Services industry where she worked most recently as a Programme Manager. Prior to that, she worked as Head of Internal Audit for a brokerage firm and has held a number of positions within Internal Audit and Compliance. Melanie has a keen interest in social finance and is looking for new ways to ensure that Parents 1st enhances its sustainability.

‘I am excited to be on the board for Parents 1st as I really believe in the objectives of the organisation. I hope to add value by bringing my financial knowledge and experience gathered in previous roles to the organisation and thus help it to grow and prosper.’