I see my interim appointment to Autism Wessex as a great privilege, I fully recognise the tremendous legacy that Bob Lowndes has created in the support and care of children, young people and adults through the development of a robust and far reaching voluntary organisation.
My background as a qualified Social Worker and Senior Manager both in the statutory and voluntary sector I believe will help support you in the delivery of the very best services to the people we support.
I have over 10 years working within the voluntary sector either as Chief Executive or Strategic Director of large national charities and I have over 25years experience of being a senior manager in local authorities.
On a personal note I started out my career as a Residential Child Care officer in a very large residential school for children with learning difficulties and subsequently spent 13 years working directly with children and young people in residential settings. I took from that period of my career a burning passion to ensure the highest quality of care when working with children, young people and adults who are often disadvantaged by wider society.