Welcome from the chair

Brian Williams is the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of Autism Initiatives.

Brian Williams Chair of the board of truteesAbout Brian

Brian has a lifetime of experience working in social care, primarily in the area of children and families involved in adoption.  Formerly a Local Authority Social Worker he went on to manage a Voluntary Adoption Agency for over twenty years.  Since his retirement from that role he serves as an Independent Chair of both Local Authority and Voluntary Adoption Agencies.

Brian is committed to the principle that ‘every person matters’. Brian is actively involved in his local Baptist Church, loves non-fiction books and has been a fan of football, and specifically Everton, since an early age.

Autism Initiatives was founded by parents and Brian became involved with the organisation when his son who is on the autism spectrum became a pupil at Peterhouse School.

Brian has been a Trustee for 12 years and has supported the work of the outgoing Chair, Rose Buttery.  He pledges his continued support to maintaining our focus on meeting the needs of service users as the primary purpose of his work.  Brian recognises that in the current economic climate Autism Initiatives will face challenges but he is committed to the principles under which the charity operates.