To give you a brief career history, I have 7 years’ experience in Food Retail, 6 years in Administration, 10 years in the charity sector and, most recently, 17 months in Aviation (my full career history is on the page of that name). I believe there are commonalities between these and parish work, particularly customer service, liaising with people from all walks of life and working collaboratively for the common good.

I have been an active member of the autism community here for many years, from working with young adults on the spectrum in a charity shop to attending and speaking at conferences to running 3 peer groups locally. I have been trying over the past year and a half to set up a charity to facilitate the attendance of local autistic adults at community-led conferences but Covid-19! ‘Nuff said.