Melanie Forbes, CEO of Guidant Group, inspires and motivates teams to maximise performance and achieve strategic objectives. She is also committed to challenging the norm in the wider recruitment industry. A passionate promoter of gender equality and disability inclusion in the recruitment sector and beyond, Forbes has championed initiatives such as Keeping Woman In (KWI), Women in Recruitment and the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI), of which she is a board member. Under her leadership, Guidant Group was the first MSP / RPO provider to be recognised as a Disability Confident Partner by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.