Key People

Evan Maindonald

Founder and CEO

Evan founded MELT Homes in 2002 and has grown the company from undertaking small refurbishment and development projects to the larger projects it is undertaking today. He has hands on involvement with the Company’s development projects and is responsible for overall company management and direction.

Evan has an MBA from IMD in Lausanne and a BSc in Computer Science from Auckland University. For more information about Evan and his background prior to starting MELT Homes, please click here.

Giovanni Scialo

Marketing Manager

Giovanni Scialo (Gio) has a background in Marketing and design. His experience covers a number of different industries and disciplines, but he possesses a particular passion for architecture and interior design.

Gio takes care of all aspects of property marketing, including specification and design of completed properties and is also responsible for running our property marketing projects in Kent.

Gio has a BA (Hons) with First Class Honours in Interior Architecture from the University of Kent.

Richard Key

Commercial Manager

Our 'Key man' in the west country, Richard is responsible for the company’s operations in Gloucestershire, including management of the investment portfolio and projects undertaken in that part of the country.

He takes care of setting up and managing relationships with key professionals and suppliers in relation to our property projects more generally.

Richard has a BSc in Maths and Statistics from the University of Kent.



Margherita Crema

Finance Manager

Margherita has worked in finance and related roles in the UK and Italy since 2007.

She provides key administrative and finance support to the rest of the team, dealing with HR matters, supplier payments and other key matters.

Margherita has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Padua in Italy and is currently studying in the process of completing an AAT3 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.