Melanie Burgess, Area Manager, North of Tyne
As area manager for North of Tyne, I lead on the development of LCEPs in these areas. I make it my business to know my patch well to ensure that our wider work links into what is happening more locally. I’m also CBNE’s lead for Artsmark.
I started out my career in museum education, both in individual venues and working regionally as literacy officer for the North East Regional Museums Hub. I then worked as a primary teacher for four years. My current job links my two previous lives together perfectly!
When I’m not at work, I write, bake, knit and spend far too much time in cafes – but I do also live by the coast, so some of those long beach walks help balance out the cake consumption.