Melanie Long joins as Principal Consultant

Melanie Long, a senior leadership assessment and development consultant joins MDV Consulting from 1 July 2019 as our Principal Consultant.

With over 18 years’ experience as an in-house and consulting business psychologist, Melanie brings deep expertise in talent, assessment and Diversity & Inclusion. She joins as a core member of MDV to advise on and deliver a range of assessment, leadership development and talent consulting solutions to clients across a variety of industries.

Melanie joins MDV Consulting from BP where she held several senior talent and assessment roles and previously to that, at Marks & Spencer. Before then, she also spent 11 years in a range of consulting and leadership roles at consultants and business psychologists, SHL and DDI where she worked with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Panasonic, EDF Energy, American Express and Smith & Nephew.

Melanie builds trust-based, lasting relationships with her clients to design and deliver a range of assessment, talent and leadership solutions, for employees and leaders at all levels. These include one to one and group-based assessment programmes, high-potential assessment and development programmes, team development interventions, women-led leadership programmes and global 360 feedback systems.

“I am absolutely delighted that Melanie has decided to join us. Having worked with her at SHL, I know she is the consummate professional who brings a wisdom and perspective which advances clients’ thinking. Clients and colleagues alike value her challenge, support and thought partnership and she complements our MDV team perfectly” said Mike Vessey, Managing Partner of MDV Consulting

Melanie Long’s bio

Leading in Complex Times – 20th September 2018

What a great day was had. Attendees used the opportunity to Learn, Explore and Experiment across the three themes Seeing Systems, Taking Multiple Perspectives and Promoting Enquiry. Over twelve workshops were run including an Introduction to Cynefin, the extremely popular Cognitive Challenge of Systemic Thinking, The Adult Development Journey, Managing Polarities, Passionate Detachment and Deliberately Developmental Conversations Get a flavour of the day here

MDV and the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will be in force across the European Union from 25th May 2018.

MDV welcomes the intent to better protect personal data in a digital age. We are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we and our supply chain partners process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection.

MDV already has a consistent level of data protection and security in place, however we will be fully compliant with the GDPR by 25th May 2018.

Further information on our preparation to become GDPR compliant can be found here.

Any GDPR related queries should be sent to

MDV Consulting announces a strategic alliance with Harthill Consulting

We are extremely excited about the synergies and opportunities brought by this alliance. Read more.

Latest white paper

We are delighted to launch our White Paper ‘What in the world is going on? Mapping Vertical and VUCA beyond the bandwagon’.  To download a copy, visit here.

HR Grapevine magazine

Our very own White Paper: ‘What in the world is going on? Mapping vertical and VUCA beyond the bandwagon‘, is featured in the June 2017 edition of the HR Grapevine magazine (Pages 18-21). The article looks at the value of vertical development and applying this to leadership programmes.


Karen Ellis of MDV explains in Leadership in a VUCA World how leaders can keep developing their capacity to adapt to VUCA conditions and considers four mental capacities to be fostered to help leaders thrive in turbulent environments