Melanie Lessels

Melanie will be joining the Board from January 2019.

Melanie grew up on the Solent and started sailing in Mirror dinghy’s at her local sailing club as a child.  She moved to Cardiff as a student and lived in South Wales and then Chepstow until moving to Dartmouth in 2006. Professionally she worked in the Probation Service as a manager of a team helping offenders into work, education and training to support rehabilitation. She then developed a consultancy business in South Wales providing support to businesses in management and staff development and human resources. She was an Investors in People,(IiP), Assessor and Advisor.

Melanie and her husband left the UK in 2015 on a 3 year sailing trip across the Atlantic, along the East Coast of the USA and back to Europe. After many adventures they returned to Dartmouth in February 2018.

Melanie was a School Governor and worked with local youth organisations in Chepstow before leaving. She now enjoys volunteering at the Flavel and being involved in events and life in and around Dartmouth.