New CEO for Altogether Autism partner

MEGAN THOMAS is the new chief executive of Life Unlimited Charitable Trust, one of two partners which provide Altogether Autism’s free, nationwide autism spectrum information and advisory service.

Megan’s career in the health, disability and social service sectors has been in developing the leadership and skills of organisations committed to social justice and to bringing commercial skills to bear effectively in organisations.

She has held senior management roles in the not for profit sector and has been an independent facilitator/consultant to the community sector.

“I’m looking forward to and am committed to ensuring we continue to listen and respond to the autistic voice. I look forward to seeing how Altogether Autism continues to evolve and positively respond to the dreams and aspirations of those living with autism,” says Megan, who started at Life Unlimited on Monday November 18.

Altogether Autism national manager Catherine Trezona paid tribute to former Life Unlimited chief executive Mark Brown who retired in October after nine years in the role to pursue other interests in what he sees as the start of his “active retirement”.

“Mark has been a great supporter of Altogether Autism and was very instrumental in establishing PRISM Professional Development Series and our employment initiatives. We wish him well and look forward to working closely with Megan.”

Altogether Autism also works in partnership with Parent to Parent New Zealand.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Life Unlimited chief executive Megan Thomas, left, was joined at her formal welcoming by K’aute Pasifika Trust chief executive Rachel Karalus.