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Melanie Powell

Destination Manager – Borneo and Zanzibar

Melanie (never a Mel!) fulfils a wide range of roles vital to the smooth running of Global Action’s operations, including co-ordinating all our trips to Borneo and Zanzibar.

Melanie’s varied background and experience makes her an ideal fit for the Global Action team. Having been brought up in Oslo, she started her career as Cabin Crew, travelling the world from Ecuador to Sydney and embracing the opportunity of living in Japan for 3 months whilst in training (Melanie speaks Japanese too). When her feet touched the ground again, Melanie worked in a local secondary school, giving her first-hand knowledge of what makes teachers and teenagers tick.

Melanie says that “having worked in a secondary school environment and having teenagers of my own I believe in giving young people a meaningful experience through travel that will stay with them forever.”  When she does have free time from organising workshops and trip planning with the Global Action team, Melanie can be found running Yoga classes and trying to get her three children to join in her love of running!



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