Melanie Bushell

Director of Development

Melanie Bushell joined Winchester College as Director of Development in February 2023 after a decade at The Portsmouth Grammar School where she transformed their development operation and launched a long-term, sustainable fundraising appeal for life-changing bursaries.

The first decade of her career was spent in Cambridge where she worked in Admissions at Trinity Hall before beginning her career in development at Corpus Christi. She then moved to London as Deputy Director of Development for The Marine Society & Sea Cadets, before becoming Head of Marketing and Communications for the Army Cadet Force.

At Winchester, her role involves raising funds to support the school’s strategic vision and helping the worldwide community of Old Wykehamists stay connected with the College and each other.

Outside of work she enjoys international travel, keeping up with current affairs and trying to get better at yoga