Date: 08/03/2022



Gary Cooper CEO of Middletown Centre has announced his retirement.

“After 15 amazing years as CEO of the Middletown Centre for Autism I have decided to retire at the end of August,” said Gary. “The centre's Board of Directors will shortly commence the process of advertising and appointing a new CEO and further updates will be posted on all of the centre's social media platforms.

“It has been an honour to lead such an incredible team of professionals in the creation and establishment of this very special centre. I appreciate greatly the support that has been shown to me and the team over the years by our many friends in education and in health.

“It has been a privilege to work with such wonderful parents and children and to see at first hand the amazing progress many of them have made.

“I would like to thank the Chair and Board and previous Boards for their strong support of the centre over the years.”

Outstanding Leadership

The Chair of the Centre’s Board,  Rosemary Steen thanked Gary for his very significant contribution to the Centre over many years, adding that his leadership in establishing the Centre and dedication to its service users  and stakeholders has been outstanding.

"During Gary’s tenure, the Centre has developed into an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence, providing highly valued services for children and young people with autism, their parents and educational professionals throughout the island of Ireland.  We are well placed for the future," she said.

Ms Steen said the Board of the Centre has begun  the recruitment process for a new chief executive commenting “These are exciting times for the Centre and I would encourage you to keep in touch via social media and to spread the word to anyone you feel might be interested in this exciting job opportunity.”


Thank you for your continued support,

Gary Cooper CEO

Rosemary Steen Chair of the Board.