Our Team

We have a small but growing team of experienced professionals with backgrounds in regeneration, community development, community plans, fitness, healthy living and funding. We are managed by a governing Board who ensure that we are achieving all our social objectives, whilst running a viable business!

Core Team

Tony Mullin
Director

Tony has over 25 years of regeneration experience working for various local authorities and regeneration partnerships in the north of England, as a project and programme manager, and external fundraiser. He is also a qualified sports coach and fitness instructor, passionate about addressing health inequalities and helping people live healthier lives.

Kyra Rowe
Research and Project Development Officer

Kyra is a placement student from the University of Leeds. Kyra is passionate about sustainable approaches used in the third sector to create inclusive social change for all.

Sydney O'Connor
Bookkeeper

Sydney is an undergraduate student from the University of Leeds who undertook a year in industry with ‘Your Back Yard’. Sydney is passionate about the principles of business used to create social and environmental value.

Victoria Norman
Project Development and Digital Inclusion Officer

Victoria is a placement student from the University of Leeds studying BA in Geography. Victoria is passionate about sustainability; finding feasible and creative solutions to the Climate Crisis and community generation to benefit marginalised social groups.

Our Board and Associates

Taiba Yasseen
Board Member

Tabi is a councillor for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and a champion for fairness and justice, recently working nationally with the DWP.

Abi Hart
Board Member

Abi is an undergraduate Psychology student from the University of Leeds who undertook a year in industry with 'Your Back Yard'. Interested in mental health, well-being and social research.

Sydney O'Connor
Board Member

Sydney is an undergraduate student from the University of Leeds who undertook a year in industry with ‘Your Back Yard’. Sydney is passionate about the principles of business used to create social and environmental value.

Lowri Robbins
Board Member

Lowri is a newly Biomedical Science graduate of Leeds Beckett University who undertook a summer internship with Your Back Yard in 2021. Lowri’s main focus is sustainability and helping communities to adapt to the fast-changing landscape surrounding renewable energy schemes and sustainable practices.

Rob Bilson
Associate

Rob is an associate for 'Your Back Yard' and has nearly 25 years’ experience in private, public, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. He specialises in Community Engagement; Programme and Project Evaluation; Bid writing and Business Plan Development and Marketing.