Amelia Henderson

Amelia Henderson

Tarnia Mason

Tarnia Mason

Yolanda Vazquez

Yolanda Vazquez


amelia henderson (trustee)

Amelia is a Relationship Manager at Arts Council England. Amelia manages a portfolio of public investments through a number of funding streams. Working strategically with the Local Authorities, the LEP, cultural organisations, Universities and individual artists she works to develop a sustainable, inclusive arts and culture offer for the North of England. She has a passion for inspiring organisations within the cultural sector to adopt new technology, sustainable business models and innovative advocacy tools.

Working in the Combined Arts Team means she has specialist knowledge of outdoor, site-specific multi-artform practice, as well as carnival, circus and art centres. She also has a broad knowledge of visual arts, music, theatre, dance and literature which all feed into the Combined Arts platform through festivals. She sits on the national Arts Council task groups for Creative Media, Participatory Arts and Live Art which gives her specific sector knowledge in relation to developments in digital art, diversity within the arts, the arts and health agenda and cutting edge performance art practice.

Prior to ACE, Amelia was based in the UAE with the British Council, managing the Arts and Creative Economy offer in-country as well as across the Gulf. She was responsible for business development activities, programming, delivery as well as marketing and communications. 

Amelia holds degrees from Newcastle University in Philosophical Studies (BA) and Business Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise Management (MSc) and she recently completed the Clore Leadership Programme.



Tarnia has worked continuously in education and social care with a particular focus on emotional wellbeing and community engagement.

Currently Tarnia works for Time to Change, a national mental health anti stigma and discrimination campaign that aims to create more openness and understanding in children, young people and the adults supporting them.  

Tarnia has an avid interest in the arts and child development, holding a BA in English Literature and Language from King’s College London and an MSc in Psychology of Education from UCL. Tarnia is passionate about supporting emotional growth though engaging in creativity.


yolanda vazquez (trustee)

Yolanda is an Actor and theatre Practitioner. She was born in the province of Cadiz in the south of Spain and moved to England with her parents when she was ten.Yolanda is a graduate of The Drama Centre London and began her career in the role of Juliet, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, at the Royal Theatre Northampton. 

Since then she has enjoyed a long career in Theatre, Television, Film and Radio.  Credits include: Gertrude in Hamlet– Teatro Español, Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream – RSC, Mother in Six actors Looking For An Actor – Young Vic, Children Of Men, The Air Up There, Notting Hill, Top Boy, Any Human Heart, Pinochet in Suburbia, Ashes to Antarctica BBC4, Catherine of Aragon – Book Of The week BBC4She first joined the Globe in 1999 to play Adriana in ‘A Comedy Of Errors” and Bertha in ‘Augustine’s Oak’ and continued working in many productions, including The winter’s Tale (Hermione), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice) Richard The III (Queen Elizabeth) until 2005.

In 2003 she was asked to join the education department as a freelance Globe Education Practitioner and since then has had the privilege of working with and directing many students, teachers, actors and directors, as well as developing Globe Education portfolio of work, nationally and internationally. 

Yolanda works at many leading Drama schools including Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and The Guildford School of Acting as well as running drama workshops internationally.  Her main body of work is still in performance both in Spain and the UK.