Team

We are a charitable organisation founded in 2008 by Yvonne Mason, with the mission of inspiring young people to fulfil their potential.

Background

Having sold her business in 2005, Yvonne Mason decided to set up The Mason Trust to give back to young people in the Norfolk and Suffolk region.

As a registered charity, the Mason Trust has has a board of trustees, chaired by Yvonne and an administrative team at The Mason Trust office.

The Trustees have a wealth of experience in the worlds of business and youth work between them and it is this combination of expertise that they want to use to help as many young people as possible in the area to fulfil their potential.

Meet the Team

The Mason Trust team are passionate about helping young people achieve their full potential.  For a little more information about each of them please see below.

Yvonne

Chair of Trustees

Norfolk born Yvonne Mason has 20+ years experience in the marine industry. She sold her former company in 2005 and decided to set up The Mason Trust with the mission of inspiring young people to fulfil their potential. Although Yvonne left school with a few qualifications she now realises the benefits of studying maths, geography and languages and how much they can help you in your future career. Yvonne has recently established a number of new businesses within the marine/energy sectors.

Sam

Trustee

Sam has over 20 years of experience as a youth worker within both the voluntary and statutory sectors, and currently runs a successful community interest company - a social enterprise supporting Youth Workers. Sam enjoys working with young people, and has a First Class Honours Degree in Informal Education and holds a DipHE in Youth and Community Work. Away from work, Sam loves to travel, as well as spend time with friends, family and a mad spaniel called Woody.

Rob

Trustee

Rob is Norfolk born and bred. He is a qualified Youth Worker and works part time with a number of youth groups. Rob owns and runs a successful business in Diss.

Sarah

Trustee

Sarah is the Trust's Accountant and has worked with Yvonne for a number of years. Sarah is responsible for the financial aspects of the Trust including the collation and production of Annual Reports. Sarah was appointed to The Mason Trust Board of Trustees in March 2015.

Nicola

Trustee

Nicola has worked for Yvonne since 2000 and was an integral part of setting up and developing The Mason Trust from its inception in 2008. Nicola is HR & Corporate Support Manager at Future Marine Services and was appointed to The Mason Trust Board of Trustees in March 2015. Outside work Nicola has a keen interest in school governance and is currently Chair of Governors at Brundall Primary School. She is also a Governor at University Technical College Norfolk, holding Future Marine Services’ employer sponsor seat on the Board.

Dawn

Grant Applications Co-ordinator

Dawn deals with the grant funding applications and awards. She is able to provide advice and guidance to any prospective applicants. Dawn can be contacted via telephone on 01379 650041 or via email dawn.brown@themasontrust.org

Carole

Education Project Manager

Carole deals with our education programme which involves liaising with schools, colleges and industry to help establish and improve links between education and industry. Carole also leads on the development of the icanbea... website. If you would like further information please contact Carole on 01379 650041 or via email carole.opie-baker@themasontrust.org

Rich

Project Administrator

Rich has a wealth of experience in website management and development. He is working alongside Carole on developing the 'icanbea...' website. If you would like further information on the project please contact Rich on 01379 650041 or via richard.finn@themasontrust.org

Zoe

Business & Marketing Apprentice

Zoe is working with Carole and Rich on development of the icanbea... website. If you would like further information on the project please contact Zoe on 01379 650041 or via email zoe.leeper@themasontrust.org