Newman was formerly a key account director at Q Hotels. Her responsibilities at Zibrant include delivering and overseeing the annual account management for clients.
She said: "I have a genuine passion for the hospitality industry and have considerable experience of the hotel side of the sector, plus my previous account management portfolio ensures that I bring with me a diverse knowledge of industry sectors and strong account management skills.
"Having previously managed Zibrant as a supplier, I feel a strong affiliation with the company values and vision, and am delighted to have now become a part of this unique and inspirational company."
Fay Sharpe, managing director of sales and marketing at Zibrant, added: "It is great to have Melanie join us from the supplier side. Her confidence, skills and experience will make her a great asset to the Zibrant team."