Empowering People, Launching lives


BeyondAutism is governed by a Board of Trustees who contribute a wide range of expertise and experience to the charity. The Board meet four times a year and are responsible for strategic development and ensuring the smooth running of the charity.

If you would like to contact one of our Trustees or the Board, please email the Clerk to the Board.

Angus Johnston – (Chair of Trustees)

Angus joined as a Trustee in February 2019 and will bring specific financial experience to the Board. Before retiring in 2023, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London specialising in tax, transaction services and real estate. He qualified as an accountant in Sydney, Australia before moving to the UK in 1990. Angus was with PricewaterhouseCoopers throughout undertaking a variety of management and client service roles. Angus has had previous charitable experience having acted as Honorary Treasurer for the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust, an educational charity funding post graduate study in the UK.

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Donna Fidler – (Vice Chair)

Donna is a former Director of Step by Step School, a specialist provision for pupils aged 4-19 using ABA. She was responsible for the overall leadership, management and strategic planning of the school from the time it opened in 2004 until she retired in August 2018.

She was also directly accountable to the Trustees of the Charity (Step by Step School Ltd) and worked with them to ensure the goals of the Charity were met and the financial viability of the School was maintained.

Donna is committed to supporting children with special needs and their families. She joined the BeyondAutism Board of Trustees in January 2019.

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Rozelyn Bristowe

Rozelyn Bristowe joined BeyondAutism as a Trustee in January 2018. She worked for a leading fundraising consultancy for seven years before working freelance in the health, legal and university sectors. Prior to this she worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the National Film and Television School and Durham University in major gift and trust and foundation fundraising. Roz is a certified member of and mentor for the UK Institute of Fundraising.

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Victoria Federico

Victoria Federico joined BeyondAutism as a Trustee in October 2019.  She is a Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, specialising in special educational needs law.  Victoria has specialised in this area of law since 2008.

She has also worked at Ambitious about Autism charity where she led their information and family support service.

Victoria is regularly invited to speak at conferences and to deliver workshops/seminars on special educational needs law issues, including for parent groups, charities, independent schools and colleges and parent carer forums.

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Rosemary Baylis-West

Rosemary joined BeyondAutism as a Trustee in 2021.

She is a Principal Consultant in the Central Government team at GatenbySanderson, the UK’s leading people advisory firm across public services, not for profit and education. Rosemary also serves as Vice-Chair of Folio Education Trust in Croydon.

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Tim Reid

Tim is a former partner in the dispute resolution department of city law firm Ashurst LLP for 28 years specialising in the infrastructure sector. He has been a pro bono legal adviser to BeyondAutism for over 20 years.

Tim is also a governor of Mayfield School in East Sussex and formerly of The Folkestone Academy. He is married to Charlotte, a primary school teacher and they have three children.

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Malcolm Smith

Malcolm recently retired following a 35-year career in the financial services industry. After an initial spell at PwC as a management consultant he moved into the fund management industry where he occupied the position of Chief Operating Officer at State Street Global Advisors, M&G Investors and Barclays. He has also worked in a voluntary capacity as Chairman of Kent Tennis for the last 15 years, as well as sitting for a number of years on the Council of the Lawn Tennis Association and as vice-Chair of the University of London’s Investment Committee. Malcolm is now able to focus his time fully on voluntary roles and is looking forward to helping to steer BeyondAutism on its path forward.

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