The trustees constitute directors of the charitable company for the purpose of the Companies Act 2006. Trustees are formally appointed at the AGM but can be appointed between AGMs by the board of trustees. The trustees appoint a Chair, a Treasurer and a Company Secretary and meet monthly. Individual trustees lead on particular project areas.
Ina Chantry, formerly Company Secretary is now Chair of Trustees. Ina recently retired as head of special needs at a local secondary school. She advises the Board on educational issues and has been a trustee since 2002.
Neil Jenkin is Deputy Chair of Trutees.
Jonathan Jenney is Company Secretary. Jonathan runs his own small business providing IT solutions for the legal sector. He understands the dynamics of running a small business. He has been a trustee since 2007. He has a son with autism.
Will Roseff is Treasurer. He is a successful businessman and a chartered accountant. He has ongoing involvement at director level in large and small businesses. As Child Autism UK’s treasurer he advises the board on finances, risk and strategy.
Catrin Mogilner, formerly Chair of Trustees, continues to support us as a trustee. Catrin has a legal background and advises the Board on legal issues. She has been on the Board since 2000.
Jess Boston is a parent of a child with autism.
Child Autism UK would welcome interest from anyone who would like to help with our work. If you are interested in becoming a trustee contact Mandy Williams at the office by email or call 01344 882248. Those interested in becoming trustees are invited to attend two or three trustee meetings on an informal basis so they can fully understand what is involved. Existing trustees are always happy to talk about their own experience of being on the Board of Child Autism UK and arrangements can be made for you to have a chat with someone, if you want more information.