Mel Harper

Mel Harper

EA/Operations, Project & Events ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Mel Harper

Mel Harper

EA/Operations, Project & Events ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
EA & Operations specialist, with a background in Events / Project & Office management & 8+ years' professional experience. Proven track record of proactively seeking areas for improving internal processes, managing complex diary schedules, budgets & projects. Passionate about taking ownership of complex operational processes !
  • Lockdown issue of Wordplay Magazine, styling grime artist D Double E
    Lockdown issue of Wordplay Magazine, styling grime artist D Double E
  • Cassie Rytz for Wordplay magazine, Oct'19
    Cassie Rytz for Wordplay magazine, Oct'19STYLING for Grime artist Cassie Rytz, as part of a shoot and interview for hip-hop magazine, Wordplay
Projects credited in
  • Wordplay Magazine: Issue 19
    Wordplay Magazine: Issue 19For this special lockdown issue of Wordplay Magazine I photographed grime legend D Double E, upcoming R&B star Pip Millett and rapper M Huncho.
  • Wordplay Issue 19: Digital Lockdown Issue
    Wordplay Issue 19: Digital Lockdown IssueFor Wordplay's Issue 19 Lockdown Digital Edition, I had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary D Double E for the main feature alongside Mike Pattermore, and upcoming soulstress, Pip Millett. Wordplay's digital issue is now available for £3 and all proceeds will go to NHS Hero Support in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak: Special thanks to Nass Festival, Stolen Space Gallery, Canoe Inc and the team behind the cov
  • The Collective
    The CollectiveSome prints of my recent photography on Mental Health and Young Women of Colour.
  • u n k n o w n
    u n k n o w nPhotography works on young women of colour and mental health. These photography shots convey the unknown and unfamiliar feeling that come with anxiety and mental and emotional struggle. The feeling of being on edge and bewildered in thoughts, the cause and cure for mental health is yet an unknown and unfamiliar topic to discuss. It is an issue we try to acknowledge yet we feel we need to put our guard up and reject these negative feelings that are desperate to spill and display itself. I have e
  • Y W O C  (Black and Blue)
    Y W O C (Black and Blue)Photography exploring Mental Health Awareness in Young Women of Colour.
  • The State Within
    The State WithinMixed media works conveying Mental Health in Young Women of Colour.
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Work history
    EA to Lord Marland, Lord Swire & Rosie GlazebrookCommonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Extensive high-level EA support to CEO & 2 Chairmen, working in a fast-paced environment. Proactively creating diary adjustments & gatekeeping inboxes, optimising their limited free time. Duties include: Managing all inbox, meeting & travel / visa arrangements for the CEO & Chairmen (Parliamentary members). Creating a robust diary management system & reorganising arrangements to optimise limited availability. Providing additional support to a Board of 6 people & wider international team of 22; training interns. Liaising extensively with Strategic partners & stakeholders regarding membership & proactively diary planning. Producing expense reports, detailed minutes, letters, board agendas & strategy papers. Coordinating 8 monthly team meetings; maintaining a high level of professionalism & confidentiality, liaising with senior government officials & handling 50-80 emails daily.
    Senior Operations ManagerBoathouse London
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Hospitality & Events - responsibilities include managing two moored venues, leading a small team, ensuring events/guest stays are delivered to an exceptionally high standard. - working with guests/brands/clients/influencers, end-to-end planning/supplier sourcing, to setup. - made additional income on bookings, through upselling supplier services / updating price lists, creating additional services. - overseeing / hosting events, guiding designers / caterers / chefs. - created an operations planner, to condense team rotas / availability / bookings / payments etc. - coming up with solutions for feedback-related issues, implementing immediate changes that improved the client experience. - managing inventory / stock levels / storage centre.
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  • Project Management
  • Event Planning
  • Accounting
  • Social Media
  • HR
  • People Development
  • Styling Direction
  • Public Speaking
  • Music
  • Vocals
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Brunel University
     - Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    Drama, Film and Television: 2.2