Autism Berkshire’s work is overseen by a board of five trustees, several of whom are parents of children on the autism spectrum.
Richard Flemming: Chair of trustees
Richard has a close friend with autistic children and has been involved in raising money for autism charities. He is an Associate Director in a City of London financial firm and lives in Taplow. Richard is also a trustee of the Halcyon Training Foundation, which supports autistic people to achieve their full potential through education and training.
Adam Bermange: Treasurer
Adam and his wife became interested in Autism Berkshire’s work while their son was waiting to receive an autism diagnosis. Adam is a qualified accountant and works as a financial analyst with a pharmaceuticals company based in Reading, having previously worked in life sciences research. He and his family live in Maidenhead, where he also volunteers as the co-ordinator for Neighbourhood Watch and volunteers with the Susan Brett Foundation.
Margaret Collum: Trustee
Margaret is a service user of the charity, as she has an autistic son who attends trampolining sessions. The family also attend our members’ family fun days at Thames Valley Adventure Playground. Margaret lives in Wokingham. She is currently a full-time parent and has a professional background in the law and banking.
Conor O’Connor: Trustee
Conor has worked in various roles across the public sector, with a particular focus on delivering excellent education services in the UK and abroad. He has a strong record in governance, policy issues, communications and youth work. Conor and his partner, who is autistic, live in Reading. He is passionate about enabling autistic people to reach their full potential.
Sandra Stubbs: Trustee
Sandra is a service user of the charity, as she has family members with autism. She has qualifications in health and social care, and has worked in the sector for many years, most recently as as an occupational therapy support worker in an assessment and treatment unit for adults with learning difficulties, and/or autism and mental health issues. Sandra lives with her family in Wokingham.