Team Members

We have a small but growing team of experienced professionals with backgrounds in regeneration, community development, planning and funding. We are managed by a small Board who ensure that our activities continue to benefit the community.

Core Team

Tony Mullin

Tony has 20 years of regeneration experience working for various local authorities and regeneration partnerships in the north of England.

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.


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

Rob is an associate for 'Your Back Yard' and has nearly 25 years’ experience in private, public, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.