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Presidents and Vice Presidents

Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE is the President of Ambitious about Autism. He was Chair of the Board of Trustees for seven years, at a time when the charity’s focus was on securing the resources to build a permanent national centre to house both Ambitious about Autism and TreeHouse School. Lord Clement-Jones is a Consultant of the global law firm DLA Piper where former positions held include London Managing Partner (2011-16), Head of UK Government Affairs, Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner, and Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations. Tim was Chairman of the Association of Liberal Lawyers 1982-86 and then of the Liberal Party from 1986-88 and played a major part in the merger with the Social Democratic Party to form the Liberal Democrats. He was made CBE for political services in 1988.  

Lord Tim is supported by 16 Vice Presidents, most of whom are founding parents of TreeHouse School who set out on a mission in 1997 to transform education provision for all autistic children. Each of them played a critical role in establishing, developing, and growing TreeHouse School and we are very proud to have them as Vice Presidents of Ambitious about Autism. They are:

  • Nick Baldwin CBE
  • Virginia Bovell OBE
  • Peter Carroll
  • John Constantine
  • Katharine Doré OBE
  • Karen Edwards OBE
  • Dame Tristia Harrison DBE
  • Alex Hatter
  • Richard Hatter
  • Nick Hornby
  • Bruno Paulson 
  • Sir Trevor Pears CMG
  • Matthew Punshon
  • Charlotte Warner
  • Sid Wells
  • Lesley Longstone