Lesley Lane

Chief Executive

I have had the privilege of being Chief Executive of ESPA since April 2006. I am passionate about ensuring that people on the autism spectrum receive every possible opportunity to achieve their personal ambitions and live a life they enjoy.

Originally qualifying as an Occupational Therapist I have worked in a range of health and social care settings before joining ESPA in 1995 as its Development Manager. Since 1985 all of my roles have involved supporting people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions.

I am proud to head up an organisation that lives up to its values and that consistently makes a difference to the lives of the people we support and their families.

An outstanding organisation
Outstanding procedures for safeguarding
You couldn't wish for better staff
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