We are proud and delighted to announce that Melissa Baldwin, Director and Head of Operations at Catella APAM (“APAM”), has been nominated by Bisnow as one of the ’51 women who survived and thrived in 2020 and 2021.’
During the past 18 months, Melissa has tackled the operational challenges of running an SME during a particularly difficult time and has navigated the APAM team through multiple lockdowns, focusing on the team’s wellbeing and business effectiveness.
In March 2020, when it became clear the business would be required to shift from fully office-based to home working literally overnight, Baldwin was ahead of the curve, having already managed an upgrade of all IT infrastructure and security. She oversaw the set-up and training of 45 APAM team members with new communication platforms, system access and ways of working two weeks before the government announced the UK’s first lockdown.
During lockdown, APAM continued to grow, recruiting and onboarding 16 new staff. Baldwin mobilised the operations team through change management improvements, ensuring new joiners quickly felt part of the APAM culture and that all APAM team members were supported and received frequent communication.
APAM launched Bankfoot APAM during the pandemic, a development management partnership, for which Baldwin manages the financials. More broadly, she is responsible for the day-to-day operating of the APAM business and oversees financial management, risk and compliance, people and talent, IT and systems, and office management disciplines.
Baldwin loves to travel (during normal years, of course), snowboard and reads to relax. Her favourite thing in the world is sitting in a lovely square somewhere in Spain, with her husband and a glass of white wine.
To read the full list of nominations please click on this link – https://www.bisnow.com/london/