Introducing Our New Trustees

Four New Trustees Appointed

As four of our long-standing trustees step down, we are delighted to welcome four new trustees to join our board. 

Trustees play a hugely important role in any charity; ultimately they are responsible for ensuring the charity does what it is there to do. For us at Move the Masses, that is ensuring we are doing everything we can to improve people’s wellbeing through movement.


We are saying farewell and a big thank you to two of our founding trustees, Nick and John, as well as to Deborah and Barbara, all of whom have steered our organisation through the Covid-19 pandemic.


For our new trustees, it’s an exciting time to come onboard alongside our Treasurer, Jack. The board will be putting together a new and ambitious strategy for Move the Masses, to grow  our projects and to expand the organisation beyond York.

Hayden running on the beach

Hayden Holmes

Hayden will be taking the reins from Nick Griffin as our next Chair of Trustees.

Hayden is a Project Manager at the York Health Economics Consortium and he is on a mission to explore ways to improve public health. He reckons Move the Masses is really well placed to do just that.

As a keen runner, Hayden knows from personal experience how much being active impacts positively on his own mental and physical health and he loves that Move the Masses champions this for the wider population.

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Ange Graham

Ange joined us as a Move Mate in early 2021 and saw first-hand the real and tangible benefits she was making to the people she supported.

As a qualified solicitor, Ange is bringing to our board her skills in policy development, governance and regulatory law as well as her passion for championing the benefits of physical exercise on mental and physical wellbeing.

Ange is also involved in our fundraising committee and wants to use her professional skills to support our organisation as well as becoming more involved in her local community.

“I’m really excited to become a trustee with Move the Masses and look forward to working with the charity’s leadership team and the other trustees to guide the organisation in its growth and strategy.

Vicky Robertson

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Brigit Coleman-Green

Brigit loves to be involved in and actively promote sport. As well as being a keen mountain biker, she’s is a Chartered Engineer who works within the MOD. As part of her role she has written bids of all sizes including multi-million pound project tender submissions.

Brigit is bringing those professional bid writing skills to the table and will be working closely with our CEO on future grant applications and project bids.

Brigit is excited to work with the board to set strategy for Move the Masses as well as helping to identify new opportunities for us to make more people’s lives better.

Image of Vicky at a running race

Vicky Robertson

Vicky is a partner in a national law firm and has years of experience in commerical and charity law, including advising charities of all sizes on governance and legal matters.  

Vicky was drawn to us by our great initiatives to bring together exercise with community action and wants to see our projects grow regionally and, eventually, nationally.

Vicky thinks the importance of physical activity and access to open space has been made even clearer during the pandemic, and recognises the huge impact those things have on people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

We’d like to say a massive welcome to our new trustees!

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