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Education, support and research for early years autism

Trustees

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Graham Wylie, Chair of the Trustee Board

Graham is an entrepreneurial accountant who has successfully started several companies in the technology sector based in Cambridge and Milton Keynes. He has been a supporter of Puzzle for many years and now that he is semi-retired hopes to make a real contribution to the growth of the centre.

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Malcolm Davies, Trustee

Malcolm Davies is International Director for a bicycle manufacturer and distributor and is married with 3 children. Malcolm’s youngest son, who has complex special needs principally relating to language and communication, was one of the first group of pupils taught at Puzzle Centre and also part funded by the Local Authority.

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Phil Copsey, Trustee

Phil Copsey’s youngest daughter attended Puzzle. Phil is a planning consultant at a leading independent town planning and urban design company promoting high profile development proposals through the town planning process. At Puzzle Phil deals with matters related to Puzzle’s premises.

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Simon Lodge, Trustee

Simon Lodge owns and runs a marketing and events agency specialising in the financial services sector. Prior to setting up his business in 2003 he worked for 5 years in the City of London. Simon’s son Ben has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and currently attends Puzzle twice a week.

 

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Lee Turkel, Trustee

Lee has held varied senior roles in financial services for many years, both on Wall Street and in The City, and recently moved to Buckinghamshire with her family. She hopes to use her experience to assist in broadening Puzzle’s range of funding sources.

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Nigel V Turnbull, Trustee, CVO, FCA, FCT, BSc

Qualified as an accountant and worked as a Finance Director in the oil exploration and latterly the leisure industries.

Since retirement has been chairman or non executive director of some smaller companies and been involved with non profit making activities.

A keen supporter of Puzzle for whom he has helped raise money in the past.

 

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Jawad Mahmood, Trustee

Jawad is a qualified accountant and has held senior roles in Risk, Audit and Governance within various Big 4 and Financial services firms and has worked in the city for many years. He wants to use his expertise to help Puzzle in building a Centre of Excellence and in reaching out to wider families in the UK. He has two young boys and lives in South London.

Maureen McColl

Maureen is a former CEO of a charity for adults with learning and physical disabilities including those on the autistic spectrum.  Maureen is also a Qualified teacher with many years experience both in further education and prison education, as well as a former school governor.  She was awarded Pride of MK award for outstanding contributions to education and learning, and was also a Women business leaders finalist 2015 and 2016.  Maureen has also been awarded Master of University ( open University) for services to education and learning and is a Director of Ride High Milton Keynes ( charity for disadvantaged children)