Mackenzie Thorpe Centre

The Mackenzie Thorpe Centre is an independent specialist school based in South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland for pupils aged 5-19

Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Dr Rakesh Chopra OBE, Trustee

John Phillipson

Chief Executive Officer

Gavin Bestford

Chair of Trustees

Dr Rakesh Chopra


Jillian Crumbie, Trustee

Jillian Crumbie


John Hodgson


David Parker


Christine Dempster, Director of Education Brian Stoker, Head of Care

Chris Dempster

Director of Education

Brian Stoker

Head of Care

Lisa Waller


Head office address:

North East Autism Society, 15 Lumley Court, Drum Industrial Estate, 

Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 1AN

0191 410 9974 

[email protected]