Date: 18/09/2023

Middletown Centre for Autism is pleased to announce following a public appointment process the appointment of Mr Stephen Douthart. He succeeds Mr Jim Lennon who retired as Interim CEO in August 2023.

Chairperson Rosemary Steen said 'Delighted to appoint Stephen to the role of Chief Executive of the Middletown Centre for Autism. Stephen combines a strong background of operating in all island companies with a passionate interest in helping families of autistic children. He will bring excellent experience to the Centre, and we look forward to working with him and both governments departments of education to develop the next phase for the Centre. I have no doubt he will build strongly on what has been achieved to date.’

Mr Douthart said, “Middletown Centre for Autism has always been a beacon of hope, advocating for and providing outstanding services in education, research and support to the autism community. It is with great enthusiasm that I step into this new role, knowing I will have the privilege of working alongside a dedicated team of professionals who share the same passion and commitment. I firmly believe in the power of collaboration, and I am committed to fostering partnerships within our community to ensure that our services address the evolving needs of individuals and families.”