Autism charity names new finance director

Ambitious about Autism has appointed Louise Honeysett as its next director of finance and planning.

She joins in January 2022 from Cystic Fibrosis where she is director of finance and resources.

Her previous roles have included financial controller for UNICEF.

At Ambitious about Autism her priority will be to deliver the charity’s finance, planning and governance functions around the charity’s three year strategy Time for Ambition.

This includes an emphasis on health and wellbeing, employment, citizenship as well as family and relationships. It is also planning to open a new free school in Kingston upon Thames.

“I am excited to be joining the Ambitious about Autism team and working to support autistic young people to lead fulfilling lives, with equal access to opportunities in education and employment, said Honeysett.

Paul Breckell, the charity’s deputy chief executive added: “Our new strategy is bold in its ambition to improve the lives of autistic children, young people and their families and comes at a critical moment, following the devastating impact of the pandemic.

“We’re delighted to have Louise onboard as we drive forward with this important work, ensuring we have a robust financial strategy and high-quality planning and governance structures in place to deliver our goals.”

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