Derek Mason CEng PrEng MSc(Eng) MSAICE MICE MIStructE is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the field of structural engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa and has worked on projects of various sizes and complexity in many parts of Africa and has worked in the UK since 1998.

Derek has worked for several engineering consultants in South Africa and the UK which allowed him to be involved in a broad range of sports and leisure projects including football stadiums and racecourse stands. It was whilst working for one of these firms that Derek had the amazing opportunity to be involved with the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. Derek always wanted to start his own structural engineering practice and founded Super Structures Associates Limited in 2011.

Derek has had a passion for athletics, particularly the middle distances, from his secondary school days where he competed and set several records in the middle distances. He then moved to road races including half marathons and then onto the full marathon. Derek has completed more than 100 full marathons, as well as 13 number 35-mile ultra-marathons in a running career spanning over 43 years. It was therefore a dream come true for Derek to become involved with the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

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