About Melanie Steiner
Melanie is a trusted business advisor, independent board director and founder and CEO of the Inspirion Group, where she works with complex global organizations on risk, strategy and accelerating ESG transformation. Her general management, advisory and board experience span multiple sectors including Retail, Apparel, Industrial, CPG, Technology and Financial Services, with outsized strength in D2C and the digitization of retail. As an established change agent, Melanie works with CEOs, leadership teams and boards to instil a continuous improvement, innovation-based and purpose-driven mindset into corporate culture in order to turn disruptive risk into competitive advantage.
Melanie is a corporate governance expert, setting herself apart by bringing knowledge in the key foundational areas of law and compliance, audit, M&A and talent, while also bringing critical next gen skills in digital, cybersecurity and ESG. Currently, Melanie sits on the board of US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ: USEC), a leading North American provider of environmental and waste services, and Trillium Health Partners, one of the top hospitals in the Toronto area. She is faculty at Digital Directors Network (DDN) and World 50, and guest lectures at Fordham Law School.
As CEO of Inspirion, Melanie partners with globally renown leaders in strategy, risk and ESG to deliver best in class business and board advisory services, including educational modules and bespoke coaching. Previously, she was the Global Chief Risk Officer for PVH Corp., owner of iconic brands Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein among others. In this role, Melanie managed various strategic functions including ESG, cybersecurity, internal audit, enterprise risk management and crisis management during a time of intense global retail disruption and succeeded in shifting the organization into a digital, sustainable and consumer-first model. Earlier in her career, she was a lawyer and Big 4 management consultant, during which time she founded and built out the climate change and sustainability practice at EY Canada. Melanie has a LL.B. (J.D) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a LL.M. in environmental law from the University of London, UK.