• 03-04-2017


The Board of Autism NI is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Boyd as the Charity’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Kerry has worked within the voluntary sector for over ten years and has a background in Business and Marketing.  She has worked at Autism NI since 2008 and has supported the expansion of the Northern Ireland based charity over recent years, through her role as Director of Development. Within this position Kerry negotiated and managed a number of strategic Autism projects and will strive to ensure that going forward, Autism NI’s organisational objectives reflect the current needs of the Autism community throughout Northern Ireland.

Autism NI Chairperson, David Heatley said: “I would like to wish Kerry the best of luck within her new role as CEO, and have no doubt that she will bring her own strengths and vision to the next stage of the Charity’s development.  Kerry is an ambitious, talented and passionate individual who will provide the energetic and dynamic leadership needed to ensure that our ethos, values and mission are accomplished and the voice of the Autism community is heard and understood.”

CEO Kerry Boyd added: “I am delighted to be taking on the lead of such an innovative and forward thinking charity. It continues to be a privilege and honour to advocate on behalf of the Autism community in Northern Ireland. It is a particularly exciting time to be taking on this role as we are developing lots of new projects in order to expand and improve our services to better support our many Autism families.”

Former CEO, Dr Arlene Cassidy MBE left her role on 31st March after over 25 years with Autism NI, and has been invited to take on a Special Advisor role with a particular focus on policy and research.

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