Andrew Mason BA (Hons) MBA
Kolbe A™ Index number is 7572.
Personal Motto: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Perfect Saturday Afternoon: “Watching Manchester City beat Manchester United at the Etihad, which nowadays happens quite often – something that was far less frequent at Maine Road!”
Andrew’s first degree was in Economics and he then gained an MBA from the London Business School.
While he still does some consultancy work, his focus outside Matrix Capital is as Independent Chair of the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership. In recent years he has also held several Non-Executive Director posts with Housing Associations and was Chair of Telford and Wrekin NHS Primary Care Trust until its abolition in 2013.
In 2017, Andrew was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with an initial brief to help the firm develop its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda. His experience in dealing with financial abuse as a priority in his safeguarding role resulted in this being adopted by the firm as it proved an excellent fit with their expertise.
He worked with Matrix Capital, the Adult Safeguarding Board and Citizens Advice to produce a video animation which was then gifted to Citizens Advice to help in their work in combatting financial abuse both locally an on a national scale. The video animation has also been made freely available on YouTube to be used as a resource for anyone involved in safeguarding and supporting people in vulnerable circumstances and at risk of financial abuse.
This may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/aE46Kbefeks
In 2020 he became a founder member of the independent Financial Vulnerability Taskforce, supported by the Personal Finance Society to promote greater understanding, encourage appropriate behaviours and establish good practice in respect of consumer vulnerability.
In his free time, Andrew loves to walk in the Shropshire countryside, tend his vegetable garden, travel, read, cook, listen to music and watch films and is an enthusiastic, if indifferent, golfer.
He has been a passionate supporter of Manchester City Football Club since first watching them lose the FA Cup on a tiny black and white television in 1955 and has for the last twenty years been a season ticket holder, travelling to Manchester for all their home games.
His Unique Ability® is that he has, “an uncanny talent for coming up with unique strategies, prioritising opportunities and dealing with the unknowns in complex problems.”