Melea Mapes

Melea Mapes

Melea’s expertise in governance, communications and fundraising has facilitated organisational growth and development in both charitable and commercial roles. She is passionate about the protection of childhood and the value of play to us all. Her playtime is spent on enthusiastic tennis, adventurous travel, upcycling and cooking for friends and family.

Job Title: Chair

What do you love about working at IPA?
I enjoy volunteering for an organisation that has adventure play at its heart and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers that are making a real difference to the lives of children and their families in Islington.

What is your favourite childhood play memory?
I used to love exploring the fields around our house, making dens, climbing trees and collecting crab apples, which were really bitter but we always ate one anyway.