Derek Mason

Engineer, Designer, Consultant, Mentor, Innovator

Derek Allen Mason CEng PrEng MSc(Eng) MSAICE MICE MIStructE is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the field of structural engineering. He is also a Professional Engineer in South Africa and has worked on projects of various sizes and complexity in various parts of Africa and has worked in the UK since 1998. Derek is a published Author with his Amazon #1 Best Seller “Will It Stand Up?” – A Professional Engineer’s View of the Creation of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

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.

Derek has completed more than 100 full marathons, as well as 13 number 35-mile ultra-marathons in a running career spanning over 40 years. It was therefore a dream come true for Derek to become involved with the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Derek led the team that did the third-party check for the Structural Engineering and Technical Review of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, working for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). This became the subject of Derek’s book “Will It Stand Up?”

Derek is the founding Director of the multi-award-winning niche structural engineering consultancy, Super Structures Associates Limited. Derek was a consultant to Sky News on the collapse of a large crane into the Sao Paulo’s Corinthians Arena in Brazil in November 2013, while it was being built for the FIFA Football World cup held in June 2014.