Melanie Searle

Conference Manager

College Roles

  • Conference Manager


Telephone: 01223 335803



Mel joined Newnham in November 2018 in the newly created position of Conference Manager, after 7 years in a similar role at Robinson College.  Mel is a passionate and highly professional Event Manager and pro-active sales professional, with over 25 years of sales and events experience – gained from working within conference venues, blue chip companies and venue finding/event management agencies.

In the very varied role of Conference Manager at Newnham, Mel overseas the letting of all meeting/catering areas and bedrooms (out of term), as well as being involved in many other projects.  The beautiful space at Newnham College – from the gardens to the meeting and catering space –  provides a beautiful back drop for an array of events – both internal and external.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing an event come to life and a satisfied and happy audience!

Mel lived for many years on the South Coast of the UK, with a year living in Australia and has travelled to most Continents of the World.  Her biggest loves, other than events of course, are travel and cycling – with her next charity project an attempt to cycle to Scotland (hopefully!).