We are passionate about what we do to support our mission.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees, our day to day operations are run by our Operations Manager and supported by an amazing team of volunteers and professionals that work with us.
Chair and Founder
Annette is our Chair of the Board of Trustees. She founded ADHD Richmond and Kingston to create a support community for parents of children and young people with ADHD and to promote a better understanding of ADHD. She has two children and, as a parent of a son with ADHD, is passionate about providing parents and professionals with knowledge and support to help children and young people with ADHD excel. Annette is an accountant and spent her working career in business and today is utilising her experience in the further development of ADHD Richmond and Kingston.
Paul is our Treasurer. He became involved with ADHD Richmond and Kingston in July 2020 when he expressed an interest in volunteering in a community group working with families. Paul is well qualified for the role of Treasurer as he is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in banking and investment management for most of his career.
Iain is a Trustee and our former Treasurer from April 2018 – July 2020. He has been involved with ADHD Richmond and Kingston since around 2010. He has five children and has a son and a daughter with ADHD. He understands the importance of providing different levels of support to children and young people with ADHD as they grow up. He is retired from the business world and when not working for ADHD Richmond and Kingston is an amateur actor with The Questors Theatre in Ealing.
Clare is our Secretary and a Trustee. She been involved with ADHD Richmond and Kingston since 2018. She has two children, where her son has ADHD. With a young family, she is very aware of the challenges of balancing the demands of home and work for ADHD families. Clare works part-time in a large telecommunications group, where she focuses on change management.
Clair is Operations Manager, where she leads the day to day activities of ADHD Richmond and Kingston. Clair has been actively involved with ADHD Richmond and Kingston for the last year, where she was the lead volunteer covering our communication activities and since May 2020 has taken on the part-time role of Operations Manager. She is well qualified for this role as she has extensive experience running operations having previously run her own business and is a mum of two children, with one of her son’s being ADHD.
Val leads our Family Support work and in particular runs our monthly Post Diagnosis workshops and also provides one-to-one support sessions to families. Val has been involved with ADHD Richmond and Kingston since the early years and for many years managed its activities until 2017 when she stood down from this role. She is a champion for ADHD awareness and actively promotes the interests of parents and their ADHD children. When not working for ADHD Richmond and Kingston, Val runs a consultancy practice as an ADHD REACH Coach.
Jonathan Rourke is our Education Liaison Volunteer. He has been directly involved with ADHD Richmond and Kingston since 2018 and served on the Board of Trustees until August 2020. Prior to that he indirectly was involved in supporting families of children with additional needs in Richmond and Kingston for the last 15 years. Initially he worked for Richmond Council in their Early Years Service and he now works as coordinator for the SEND Information Advice and Support Service at the Croft Centre in Kew and Moor Lane, Chessington.