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"Jules Mason joined Merlin in late 2011 as their Head of CEO’s Office where he works with the CEO and Directors Group to drive forward Merlin’s strategic development. Prior to joining Merlin he worked at the British Red Cross as Head of Governance Support for 4.5 years where he reformed their trustee election process and introduced a development programme for potential future trustees; his time there included 8.5 months as interim Director of Strategy.
"Jules has extensive experience of strategy development, membership services, governance arrangements, campaigning and business planning. He has worked with and supported membership organisations, from his time as an elected student officer (former President of his students’ union and member of the National Union of Students’ Executive Committee) and staff member in student unions to various roles at the British Youth Council. At the British Youth Council he oversaw the development of a range of innovative programmes to support and encourage young people’s involvement in civic and wider society.
"Jules is on the Board of Trustees for London South Bank University Students’ Union. He is also a former trustee of the British Youth Council and the Association for Citizenship Teaching – ACT, and a former governors at Fortismere, a foundation school in Haringey, north London (from 2003-2011; the last three years as chair of governors). Jules is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an avid sports fan (including a rare Manchester United fan born in Manchester, as well as occasionally playing tennis and five-a-side football)."