Mr Kevin Melbourne

Domestic Bursar

I was born in Lincolnshire but moved to Hong Kong when I was 5 years old, where I did my primary and secondary schooling. I joined Oriel in June 2007 after a career in hotel management, which saw me work throughout the UK and overseas.

Originally, however, I started out life as a chef! As the Domestic Bursar at Oriel, I am responsible for the management of the College's security, food and beverages for the students as well as for members of the Senior Common Room. I also help support the College by directing the hiring-out of Oriel's historic buildings to outside conferences and other events during vacations.

In many ways, life at Oriel is just like working in a hotel: I endeavour to ensure that my team create the best possible living and working environments for our Fellows, students and guests.