Mel has worked for a variety of small and large organisations, both in the private and charitable sectors, often in the educational world. She qualified as a Management Accountant whilst working for Shell after completion of a BSc. Management Sciences at Loughborough University. Mel has a wealth of experience in managing monthly accounts, payroll and financial budgeting. She also acts as a financial trustee for an educational charity which funds primary school children to allow participation in drama/arts activities.