Autism Bedfordshire is very lucky to have five fantastic trustees who all bring with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. Two of our trustees have an autistic son or daughter.
Ms Lauraine Montgomery, Chair - provides leadership and direction to the board and enables its members to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity; ensures that the charity pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation/regulations; works in partnership with the CEO and supports the employees, helping them achieve the aims of the organisation and to optimise the relationship between the board the staff; facilitates the board of trustees in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
Mr Peter Scott, Secretary - provides administrative support to the board; works in partnership with the CEO and supports the charity’s employees; has responsibility for ensuring formal records of meetings are kept; works closely with the CEO and Chair to ensure strong governance and oversight and communication with charity members, the board and Charity Commission).
Mr Jeff Bulled, Finance Director - monitors the financial standing of the charity; oversees the charity’s financial risk management process; reports to the board and CEO on the charity’s financial health; acts as counter signatory on cheques and funding applications; ensures annual accounts are submitted as required; liaises with external auditors and ensures finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the charity’s beneficiaries.
Mr Philip Delafield - with a background in Human Resources consulting including the retail and care sectors, provides advice and guidance on employment matters, health and safety and premises management, as well as contributing to AB’s policies, strategies and activities.
Mrs Pamela Wrest - independent practitioner/trainer with over 25 years experience in the health & social sector, supporting children and vulnerable adults. With a good knowledge of Health & Social Care Legislation, Autism & Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) methods.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee or a patron, and would like to know more, contact our office.