Chris Dempster - Director of Education After working 15 years for the NHS, Christine joined the Society in January 1990 as a Classroom Assistant. Christine played a lead role in developing post 19 provision within the Society. After spending several years as Deputy Head of Adult Services she became Principal of Thornbeck College in December 2006 and Director of Education in 2013. Christine finds working with individuals who have autism extremely rewarding. She is personally driven to deliver a range of services that enables every individual to achieve their full potential.