Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith
CEO
Ocado Retail

Mel is the CEO of Ocado Retail - the world’s largest online only supermarket – a role she has held since August 2019. Mel spent 12 years at McKinsey & Co, before taking on executive roles at Talktalk, Bupa and Marks & Spencer. Mel is a NED at SSE the UK's largest clean energy company, a trustee at Sadlers Wells, and the founder of the Mokaraka trust (a Māori education charity). She was awarded a CBE in 2020 for her leadership of Ocado Retail during Covid.

Mel studied at Auckland University, before going on to receive an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Mel is a citizen of Britain, France and New Zealand and has visited all of the 197 countries in the world.