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Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech

British Property Federation

Melanie Leech is a Member of the Managing Committee of the European Property Federation - EPF (since January 2015) and Chief Executive of the British Property Federation - BPF (since January 2015).

Place of Birth

London (UK).


Graduated from Oxford University with an Honours degree in mathematics.

Work Experience

Prior to joining the BPF, Melanie Leech spent nine years as Director General of the Food and Drink Federation.

Her working life as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service. She joined the civil service (HM Customs and Excise) in 1988 and subsequently held senior roles in a number of departments including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Office of the Rail Regulator and the Cabinet Office as well as a secondment as Executive Director of the Association of Police Authorities.

Melanie Leech is a Trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust, a Fellow of the RSA and a Member of the Institute of Directors.