Melissa Ayres is the Head of Finance and Commerical for the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre and the Translational Energy Research Centre. As the Head of Finance, Melissa leads on the financial systems, management and accounting strategy for the centres. She ensures that the finances for the project are robust and compliant with the guidelines of our funding partners, meeting regulatory requirements, including capital requirements, disposals and acquisitions. Melissa also provides financial analysis and guidance on all the activities of the facility and its teams.
Melissa plays a major role in the ongoing effectiveness of the project and also its interactions with the Sheffield City Region and beyond, ensuring overall success and benefits for all of our partners.