Meeting Room

Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity, along with the General Manager. 

We currently have 6 Board members (directors), as listed below:

  • Kate Raffan
  • Jamie Barclay
  • Dorothy Daldry
  • Louise Ferguson
  • Neil Guthrie
  • Margaret Hodder (Chair)

Our Board members come with a range of professional backgrounds relevant to the work of the Society. In addition, we always operate with a majority having a family member who is on the Autism Spectrum.

The Board meets every two or three months with additional strategy review meetings from time to time as well as an annual training event.  All meetings are currently virtual due to the Pandemic.

The Board currently has three committees which meet as required (usually at least once between each Board meeting) and report to the Board. They are:-

  • Staff & Services – dealing with recruitment, training, staff appraisal, remuneration, service development and associated issues.
  • Finance & Governance – dealing with financial performance, financial records and reporting, internal review and governance issues.
  • Marketing & Fundraising – dealing with raising awareness of the Society and fundraising that the Society undertakes to supplement funding received from the local authorities.


Each director serves on at least one of these committees.


Please note:

We can appoint individuals to the Board who have specific skills. In addition, anyone who is a member of GAS is eligible to be elected to the Board.

We are always happy to have new ideas and new people involved – please contact us if you might be interested in helping, or have any comments or questions regarding Board issues.

You can email us directly at via our chair:

It might take us a little while to get back to you, so for anything urgent, or questions about services, please contact the office on 01224 277900 or at