Mel Burley

Senior Consultant


Mel joined ISCC in 2017 and is a trained chef and a real foodie. In the early ‘90s he achieved one of his life ambitions of owning his own restaurant. The restaurant was a huge success and won the Good Food Guide county ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award for two consecutive years as well as being featured in the Times, Telegraph, and Time Out magazine, and was in the Independent’s top 50 UK restaurants. Mel sold the business in 2000 as a profitable going concern.

Mel then returned to the corporate world and worked for the Compass Group managing around 100 BT sites in London and the south east. Subsequently he joined Chartwells as regional general manager with responsibility for over 50 clients.

Mel then joined Simon and Chris at Elior as Operations Director where a close bond was forged between the three. It was a very successful period for Elior with considerable growth both in number of sites and turnover.

Before joining ISCC, Mel also worked for Baxter Storey and Sodexo as an Operations Director.

Areas of Expertise

- Competitive tender management
- Managing change
- Managing restructures
- Implementing strategic improvement programmes
- Conducting catering reviews
- Audits to both contracted out and self-managed operations