Melvyn has been Principal of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh since August 2014 and is the Chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference for 2022 – 23.
Before moving to Scotland, Melvyn taught English at Oundle School, served as Director of Studies at Monmouth School and was Headmaster of Old Swinford Hospital in Stourbridge and then Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk.
Melvyn was a member of the National Executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association (2004-2010) and was Chair of the Association in 2008-09. He has undertaken a number of governance roles in schools, academies and the FE sector. Melvyn is a former member of the Board of Directors of SCIS (the Scottish Council of Independent Schools) and is currently a member of the Council of School Leaders Scotland. His articles on educational and related themes are published from time to time in the TES Scotland and elsewhere.