John Hodgson - Trustee I have been married to Julie for 33 years and we have two grown-up children. With vast experience in senior positions in the Construction Industry and having served as Chairman for the North East Region of the Building and Engineering Services Association, I have previously sat on school Governing Bodies, where I have enjoyed contributing to the development of young people and I am now proud to serve as a Director and Trustee for the North East Autism Society. In short, I am a proud North Easterner who likes to be involved in making a difference. As a family, we were first introduced to the North East Autism Society in 2010, when we were looking for an appropriate service provider for our son, Connor, who has an Autism condition. NE-AS provided our whole family with the support we needed, when we most needed it and indeed continue to do so. I look forward to helping drive the Society forward during challenging Economic times.