Our Board 

We are a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees 

Our Trustees

Charles Lindsay (Chairman)
Peter Briggs
Cllr Peter Price MBE
Peter Tyerman
Stephen Fletcher
Ian Oldroyd
Valerie Lindsay
Christopher John Allen
Peter Briggs

We are privileged to have the support of our patrons:

Simon Weston C.B.E
Earl and Countess of Scarborough

The Role of our Trustees

Our Trustees are responsible for ensuring we comply with charity law, and comply with our governing document.

The board accepts collective responsibility for ensuring the charity has a clear and relevant set of aims and a strategy for achieving them.

The board ensures the charity's aims and values are reflected in all of our work and the ethos and culture of the charity underpins the delivery of all our activities.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Essentials Good Trustee Guide covers what a trusteeship is, what a trustee does, who are trustee's and how to become a trustee.

One third of the trustees retire from office by rotation, and are eligible to offer themselves for re-election. Re-election is at the next Annual General Meeting. Our trustees have a range of experience and skills in education, business, management, HR, accountancy, IT and employment.  Our Trustees also have extensive experience in autism, learning disabilities, hidden impairments and mental health conditions in personal and professional capacities. 

To ensure the efficient running of the organisation the trustees have delegated the management of the organisation to the Senior Management Team via the Chief Executive.

Are you interested in joining our Board of Trustees? Contact us for more information 

Our President
Sir Norman Adsetts OBE


Sir Norman Adsetts OBE is Honorary President of Autism Plus. Sir Norman's business acumen and personal passion have been instrumental in strengthening the bridge between school, employment and meaningful activities for the people we support.

In 2012 Sir Norman became Chairman of The Adsetts Partnership, a holding company of which Autism Plus is a subsidiary. The Adsetts Partnership is a network of charities committed to working together to help and support vulnerable people. Sir Norman pioneered an exciting and unique approach to collaboration with other charities under the banner of The Adsetts Partnership (TAP).

Philip Bartey, Group Chief Executive said "We would like to thank Sir Norman for his support and vision, he has worked tirelessly to support our shared goal to ensure we have a sustainable future whilst maintaining our core ethos of improving peoples lives through high quality support and care.”


"There really is something special about my job, to have the privilege of making a real difference in someones life and helping that person to live their life the way they want to, it doesn't get much better than that."

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