Our Trustees and Patrons
Sandra has been Acting Chair for Autism at Kingwood since Lady Hornby stood down in July 2019.
Sandra has been a trustee since 1999. She is a director for a successful recruitment company in London. Sandra chairs the Human Resources sub-committee
David was appointed treasurer in September 2017. Formerly treasurer of BAT plc, David is a past President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and sits on the board of a regional housing association.
Rebecca has been a Trustee of Autism at Kingwood since 2017 and has a young adult son with autism. Rebecca is a solicitor and formerly Group Company Secretary at First Choice Holidays PLC. Rebecca is a member of the Board of Governors at St Joseph’s Specialist School and College in Cranleigh. Watch her video about being a parent of a child with autism here.
Dr Steve Carnaby
A Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Service Development Consultant with over 25 years’ experience working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions. In addition to independent consultancy Dr Carnaby has an honorary post at the Tizard Centre.
Steve joined as a trustee in 2019, he has a young son with autism and also first hand experience of dealing with autistic family members and their challenges as young adults. Steve helped found a global leadership and mentoring firm and has over 20 years experience guiding organisations including the NHS, the police and local government through change and improvement.
Founder Patron: Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
Lady Sonia Horby
Ms Virginia Bovell OBE
Sir Hugo Brunner KCVO JP
Rt Revd Hon Richard Chartres
Baroness Howe of Idlicote
Professor Anthony Bailey
Mr Nick Hornby
Ms Sue McGregor CBE
Mr John Lubbock OBE
Mr Jeremy Irons
Ms Sophie Mirman
The Lord Puttnam of Queensgate