Our People

Meet our Directors & Trustees

Melvin Hurley CEO (Volunteer Part-Time)
John Dale Operations Director CEO (Volunteer Part-Time)
Peter Bellingham Special Advisor and Career Coach
Mike Leaf Chairperson
Andrew Stanley Treasurer
Lorna Beckford Trustee
Mark Orr Trustee
Kate Payne Trustee

Melvin Hurley - Chief Executive Officer (Voluntary Part-Time) Careers-Action
Leader and founder of Careers-Action, originally named Milton Keynes Executives Action in 2011, Melvin is now Chief Executive Officer of Careers-Action. A Chartered Marketer, with board level management experience. Melvin has worked in both corporate and SME businesses nationally and internationally. Melvin's past voluntary work has included coaching, management, lobbying and fundraising for an ice hockey club, contributing editor of a parish magazine, youth leadership and  Ambassador for the Institute of Cancer Research "everyman" Appeal.  
Since starting Careers-Action Melvin has completed a PTLLS (Preparing to  Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), Enterprise, Employability and  Personal Development, and numerous other courses to help with  MKEA programme planning and delivery.

John Dale LLB (Hons) - Operations Director (Voluntary Part-Time) Careers-Action
A former senior manager within the NHS, Ambulance Service rising to the grade of Assistant Chief Officer before moving to senior management within NHS Direct including the role of National Clinical Governance Manager. John now operates a successful training and development consultancy and is currently working with the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman & NHS England to improve the NHS Complaints Process. John is Chairman of a number of organisations and charities and is a well known public speaker. A Bachelor of Law, John was managed the application and process that resulted in Careers-Action being granted charity status in January 2016. He has been the Joint Leader of Milton Keynes Executives Action since 2012.