Our Team

The Board

We have a Board of 8 Trustees which ensures that our work is rooted in the ideas and aspirations of young people and is wholly linked in to youth provision as a whole in Norfolk. The board ensures transparent governance of our organisation.

Chairman – Brandon Mason

Brandon joined the organisation at the age of 15 to undertake a cultural youth exchange and he has done many since then. He is also taking part in training courses both in UK and abroad and in fundraising events for NYP. Brandon plays football and he is a Norwich City supporter.

Vice Chairman – Jonathan Cox 

Jonathan has been a Trustee for NYP for a number of years and he is very enthusiastic about the work we undertake. He is a member of Amnisty and he runs a soup shop at the Norwich market. He studied International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies and in the past he used to work for the Samaritans.

Secretary – Amy Redding

Amy joined us as a 15-year-old when the organisation was founded in 2003. She is a staff nurse (RNLD) at NHS (England).

Treasurer – Gunel Guliyeva

Gunel comes from Azerbaijan and we first met her on a cultural youth exchange in Georgia. She came to Norwich to study at the University of East Anglia and she got involved in NYP becoming the Treasurer. She is currently working in London as an accountant.


John Nooney – Chief Executive

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John is the founder and chief executive of Norfolk Youth Projects. John has over 50 years experience in youth work both in the Norfolk area and abroad.

Priya Loomba – Latin American Exchanges Coordinator


Priya joined the team in 2015 and works under Norfolk Youth Projects arranging exchanges and cultural visits for schools and individuals in the UK and South America.

Afrodite Doulkeridou – EVS Mentor

She joined us to do an EVS project and when it was over she stayed in Norfolk. She is now one of the teachers at the Norwich City College.

Volunteers and Supporters


Norfolk Youth Projects is also lucky enough to have involvement from volunteers and supporters in the local community who help assist with the running of projects and fundraising.  We also engage in the EVS scheme which gives people the opportunity to come from other European countries and volunteer with our charity from time to time.