Our Board 

We are a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees 

Our Trustees

Mr Charles Lindsey (Chairman)
Mr Peter Briggs (Vice Chairman)
Mrs Val Lindsey
Mr Chris Allen
Councillor Mr Peter Price, MBE
Mr Peter Tyerman
Mr Stephen Fletcher
Mr Richard Boor
Mr Francis Scoon
Mr Matt Fletcher
Mrs Jane McNeice

David Oldroyd is the Life President of Autism Plus. After serving on the board of trustees for 25 years David now holds the position of Life President, a role that acknowledges his great legacy and continued influence.

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 

Sir Norman Adsetts OBE


Sir Norman Adsetts OBE. R.I.P


Life President of Autism Plus

Former Chairman of Autism Plus

Former Chairman of The Adsetts Partnership

Click here to read our tribute.


"We recommend everything. Went into Autism Plus Chocolate Shop and Cafe today for the first time. Lovely staff, lovely coffee, chocolates, cakes etc. This place deserves recognition. Helping young people with disabilities get into the wider world. Absolutely fantastic."

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