Mel Francis, Chartered FCIPD, is an accomplished HR Director with over 25 years’ experience gained in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
Mel has gained her significant experience working in the Higher Education, Edtech, Publishing and Telecoms sectors.
Mel is also Mum to a brilliant neurodivergent son and, following his diagnosis, she sought to increase her awareness and knowledge of neurodiverse conditions. To this end, she has been taught by Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Profiler and a globally renowned neurodiversity specialist and achieved a qualification in neurodiversity.
As a neurodiversity champion, Mel now takes every opportunity to increase awareness and appreciation of the brilliance of neurodiverse talent and supports organisations to become neuroinclusive throughout the employee lifecycle. She is a regular guest speaker, trainer and podcast contributor and her regular content shares on LinkedIn are well received.
She is an Associate Trainer at Do-IT Profiler where she supports organisations to become neuroinclusive in their people practices, throughout the employee lifecycle.
Her work is the perfect amalgamation of Mel’s significant HR experience and her passion for neurodiversity.