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Who we are – Our Trustees

Our Team

Bristol Autism Support is led by the Board of Trustees which is supported by our management team and volunteers. The Trustees oversee the governance of the charity. All of our Trustees are volunteers.

Our Trustees

Jane Walton

Jane Walton
Chair

Jane is a firm believer that everyone should have the opportunity to sing to the best of their ability and reap the physical and mental benefits. She is a music teacher for several local schools and has a number of private pupils. She has also conducted several local choirs. Jane has been a member of BAS from its early days and has benefitted from support and advice, as well as the social activities for children and adults on numerous occasions.

Jo Stokes trustee

Jo Stokes
Treasurer
Jo has worked in the local voluntary sector for the past 20 years, focusing mainly on older adults and adults with disabilities. She has lived in the city since marrying a Bristolian and now has two gorgeous boys, one of who has a diagnosis of autism. Jo’s ideal day is walking the dog and digging in the garden.

Jason Thorne

Jason Thorne
Trustee
Jason has practical experience of autism, one of his two daughters was diagnosed in February 2019. Jason feels that his 27 years experience of working in Local Government, qualifications in Business/Management and his involvement in local voluntary projects will help BAS develop. Jason became a Trustee after attending BAS’ What Do I Do Now? course, where he experienced first hand the vital work BAS carries out to support parents/carers and their children.

Caroline Clark trustee

Caroline Clark
Trustee
Caroline is an engineer by background and has worked across many sectors including academia, consulting, research and development, and innovation funding. Currently the co-founder and operations director of a Bristol-based quantum tech startup, she has a particular interest in how we inspire, develop and educate young people. As the parent of an autistic teenager, she is committed to supporting BAS in its mission to support parents and carers and to grow as an organisation.

Adam Baker

Adam Baker
Trustee
Bristol-born and bred, Adam has worked in marketing and communications for over 20 years, originally with Bristol City FC and now within the charity industry at Wiltshire Air Ambulance. He has experienced the help and expertise of BAS first-hand through the ‘New to Autism’ online programme while his youngest child was on the pathway for an Autism diagnosis.

Glen Maxwell Heron

Glen Maxwell-Heron
Trustee

Glen started his career in the Armed Forces as an engineer before moving to project management delivering mission-critical systems for the government and large banks. More recently he has been working in business consulting focusing on leadership and teamwork for both private and public sector clients. His eldest daughter arrived prematurely days after repatriation from Tokyo where he lived for nearly 4 years. She is now on the diagnosis pathway for ASD and he has found great value in the courses and support that BAS has provided for his family’s autism journey.

Lucy Rowe
Trustee
Lucy has recently joined Bristol Autism Support