Autism Bedfordshire is very lucky to have seven fantastic Trustees who all bring with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. Four of our Trustees have a son or daughter who is on the autistic spectrum.
Mrs Lauraine Miller – 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 runs an extremely successful HR consultancy business and has worked with some of the largest retail corporations in the world, including Hilfiger.
Ms Bernadette Henderson is a Senior Nursing Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire and a retired Trade Union representative.
Mr Paul Sutherland has a significant amount of experience in working in Corporate Social Responsibility and the Voluntary sector.
Mr Martin Williams is a former Local Authority Chief Officer who now works as a freelance consultant and interim manage specialising in business transformation and organisational change.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee or a patron, and would like to know more, contact our office.