Our Trustees and Patrons

Acting Chairman

Sandra Meadows

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 Swann

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 Vickers

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 Bastiman-Davies

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.