People Tree, Managing Director

Melanie Traub joined People Tree, the ethical and sustainable womenswear brand, three years ago as managing director. Prior to this role, Melanie has had a long career in retail, starting in merchandising with Marks & Spencer. She has worked in senior roles for different retail brands, including young fashion brand Kookai, luxury jeweller Asprey & Garrard, LVMH-owned Thomas Pink and etailer Secret Sales. Melanie has volunteered for several years with The Prince’s Trust as a business mentor, helping young people embarking on starting their own businesses.  

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She says: “I am delighted to be an ambassador for Be Inspired as this a cause close to my heart. I feel passionate about increasing and supporting women in taking management roles, both in the UK but also within the supply base in less developed areas of the world. In these tough times, it is even more important that we support each other to move forward.”