Government Covid expert among seven new recruits to autism charity’s board

Ambitious about Autism and its Schools Trust have appointed seven new trustees to its board, including Helen Jeffries, who is deputy director of the Cabinet Office’s Covid Task Force.

Jeffries, who is autistic, is also a campaigner in the public sector for improved understanding of autism and acceptance of autistic colleagues.

The boards other new recruits feature financial and education experts, including College of Haringey Enfield and North East London principle Andy Forbes as well as accountants Eduardo Guttierrez- Garcia and Kumar Tangri.

A priority of the board is to implement the charity’s three-year Time for Ambition strategy to improve post pandemic support and “an ongoing lack of understanding of autism”.

“We’re thrilled to welcome our new trustees who bring a diverse range of skills, experience and perspectives to support Ambitious about Autism and our Schools Trust.

“This is an exciting time for Ambitious about Autism as we implement our new Time for Ambition new strategy to support our mission to stand with autistic children and young people, champion their rights and create opportunities.”

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