Copper, the specialist infrastructure, property and built environment communications and engagement consultancy, has appointed Melanie Ryan as an Account Manager, working across its London and Birmingham offices.

Melanie brings a wealth of diverse expertise to the Copper team, with a background in journalism and specialist communications experience in media, corporate affairs and government.

Originally from Australia, Melanie takes a global best practice approach to infrastructure communications. Melanie is a certified stakeholder engagement expert and experienced consultant, who will strengthen Copper’s team in a period of continuous growth for the company.

Ben Heatley, Director of Copper, said: “Melanie is joining Copper at a very exciting time – we’re growing fast and continuing to win important new contracts for major infrastructure and development projects. Melanie brings a global dimension to our team and her excellent communications skills will play a key role in Copper’s continuing success.”

Melanie added: “I’ve managed communications and engagement in industries as varied as urban regeneration, energy, resources, infrastructure, property, technology and innovation. Copper provides strategic advice and delivery support for consultation on several major projects and I’m looking forward to drawing on my experiences in the private and public sectors to help Copper’s clients move their projects forward.”