Steve Dineen – Founder & President, Fuse
Aubilities welcomes Steve Dineen on our Non-Exec Board.
Steve is the Founder of Fuse - the enterprise learning platform that ignites people performance through active engagement and positive learning experiences. Steve has long been driven by one clear mission: to democratise education for all through continuous innovation in learning tech.
Steve is a serial tech entrepreneur who, prior to founding Fuse, successfully scaled and sold UK e-learning venture, Fuel - a company that became Europe’s second largest bespoke e-learning company, servicing 40 of the FTSE 100.
Steve’s biggest professional achievement to date?
Founding FuseSchool in 2010 – an educational platform that delivers GCSE-grade education to anyone in the world, for free. Ten years on, Steve is incredibly proud to see this initiative helping 10 million learners around the world every year.
Ronan Stack - Associate Partner, Ernst & Young
Aubilities welcomes Ronan Stack on our Non-Exec Board.
Ronan is an Associate Partner in the London office of EY, the global professional services firm and one of the founding four companies for the ‘Autism at Work’ program.
Ronan has worked internationally over the last four decades specialising in the valuation of capital assets. Over this period, Ronan also developed a significant track record in training and developing young people of varying backgrounds, nationalities and abilities into high achieving professionals in the valuation and financial services sectors.
Ronan is a Fellow and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) global valuation and standards boards and is a technical valuation and surveying author on behalf of professional bodies both in the UK and overseas.
Since 2007, Ronan has been an active supporter of mental health awareness in the workplace and its wider place in society, including training workshops for non-mental health professionals.
Saif Kidwai – Recruitment Entrepreneur, Start-ups Investor
Aubilities welcomes Saif Kidwai on our Non-Exec Board.
Saif is one of the Founders of Digital Gurus, a global recruitment company who are now part of the Rethink Group. Having founded the business in London 2008 when he was 23, he was able to successfully build a brand that became one the most well-known specialist digital recruitment agencies around whilst also expanding into MENA and APAC which ultimately led to the sale of the business 8 years later.
He currently manages the business in Dubai, where he also resides. Since then he's also become an active investor and advisor for start-ups around the world encompassing recruitment, ecommerce, fashion and food.
Aubilities welcomes Ian Saunders on our Non-Exec Board.
Ian Saunders is a career Global Human Resources Professional with over 20 years' experience spanning various leadership roles with specific industry experience in Technology, Financial Services and eCommerce. He has leveraged his degree in Economics to apply analytical critical thinking to the people space, whilst also appreciating the nuance and brilliance enabling individuals to unlock their full potential through experimentation and challenging conventional norms. He is an accredited professional in Human Resources (certified by the HRCI) and licensed as an Executive Coach by Insights®.
Macaulay is a multi-award-winning Digital Learning Consultant and Founder of boutique digital learning agency, Rucko. Prior to Rucko, he created digital learning content for large global organisations such as Rentokil Initial, Boeing, and Liberty Global. He now focuses on advising and overseeing the end-to-end process of creating digital learning content, within industries such as: Telecoms, Defence, Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, eCommerce, Hospitality and Tourism, and ATC.
Macaulay is a neurodivergent ally and is passionate about ensuring equal and equitable opportunities for everyone.
Ritu Kiran-Jackson, Founder and CEO of Aubilities.
Aubilities and Aupparels founder, Ritu Kiran-Jackson, enjoyed a corporate career for many years, having started her career working for one of the major global Management Consultancy firms, Accenture. She specialized in HR consulting and HR projects and worked for several clients. She then moved into Global Learning and Development, HR Operations, HR Transformation.
In 2018, her son was diagnosed autistic, she quickly identified a gap in the corporate market of utilizing these talented and specialist thinkers to add business value.
She now promotes her businesses, speaking at and chairing neurodivergent events, helping organisations tap into and actively support neurodivergent workforces, whilst supporting the neurodivergent community which remains close to her heart. Find more about her personal journey here published in the ‘Autism Eye’ UK national magazine. Ritu is also a Trustee Board member for the UK national charity – Resources for Autism.
Aubilities welcomes Zoey Wurfel as COO to our Exec Board.
With a recruitment career spanning 20 years, Zoey was frustrated by poor service in the recruitment industry and set out to make a positive impact. By developing an innovative new recruitment model to maximise value for her partners.
With undiagnosed ADHD during her school years, traditional higher education posed an overwhelming struggle for Zoey. However, making the most of her career in supporting biotech start-ups build international teams, Zoey has recently embarked on a new journey to complete a Masters in Organisational Development.
Zoey is fiercely committed to helping improve acceptance and awareness for the ND communities in the workplace and classroom and has a keen interest in the impact of nutrition and gut health in ADHD and Autism. In addition, Zoey enjoys organizing fundraising events for charities, including YoungMinds, ADHD and Autism Support Org and Cavernoma Alliance.
Aubilities welcomes David Wise to our Advisory Board.
David has over twenty years experience running commercial partnerships for start ups and Fortune 500 companies in the tech sector, with digital and e-commerce solutions. He has helped organisations grow and scale, through the multiplier effect of partnerships.
He and his wife have a son who was diagnosed autistic in 2014. As a result he has witnessed first hand the challenges and barriers facing neurodiverse children and young adults.
An experienced marketer working in blue chip organisations in an international spectrum. Experienced in creatives, campaign management and digital. A passion to support the growth of Aubilities and neurodiversity in the workplace.
Aubilities welcomes Jacki Edry on our Co-Production Board.
Jacki Edry recently published her first book "Moving Forward: Reflections on Autism, Neurodiversity, Brain Surgery and Faith" and launched a blog on her website, which focuses on education, inclusion, neurodiversity, and more.
Jacki is a graduate of Hampshire College with an extensive background in education, writing, and marketing. She has been exploring the world of autism and neurodiversity for over thirty-five years, as a professional, parent of neurodivergent children, and as a survivor of complex brain surgery that affected her neurological abilities.
She has spent many years advocating for inclusion programs in the educational system, providing support for families of children with disabilities, and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
Aubilities welcomes Reena Anand on our Co-Production Board.
A lawyer and former ombudsman specialising in consumer vulnerability and the Equality Act 2010, Reena Anand founded Asian Autism Advocate after her own son was diagnosed with autism and she realised how little representation and bespoke support there was for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) parents in similar situations.
She created Asian Autism Advocate to recognise cultural and personal biases, stigmas and misconceptions which can impact autistic individuals and their families from BAME backgrounds. Reena delivers talks and workshops to organisations seeking to support their employees who have autistic children and explains the impact of intersectionality particularly with BAME communities.
Reena is also a Trustee at the Race Equality Foundation, a national charity promoting race equality in social and public services.
Aubilities welcomes Mark Palmer on our Co-Production Board.
Mark Palmer is an autistic freelance writer specialising in mental health, autism and neurodiversity from his own lived experience. He has worked in the UK civil service for over 30 years, most of the time in the areas of policy and legislation, including drafting many types of documents and delivering presentations and training. Mark can take on almost any kind of writing and copywriting project and will deliver effective results from a different angle.
Aubilities welcomes Mollie Pittaway to our Co-Production Board.
Mollie Pittaway is a freelance copywriter specialising in writing content for organisations with a clear social or environmental mission. She has been an autistic advocate publicly since January 2022 after writing about autism and neurodiversity from her own lived experience. After discovering she is autistic in her second year of university, her aim is to help young autistic people find the right support they need to thrive at school and university and educate people about what being autistic is like.
The Autistic Community
Aubilities welcomes members of the neurodivergent community that form part of our team, advising on all of our service lines.
Our neurodivergent community represent the voices of the likes, dislikes, wants and needs of the wider neurodivergent community. These voices are engrained within our products and services to ensure we are accurately representing the neurodivergent community.
Currently working as an investment consultant, Niraj is on the autistic spectrum. Niraj has joined the Co-Production board to help workplaces be more neurodiverse inclusive.
Niraj is keen on promoting autism acceptance and the benefits of neurodiversity. Currently, Niraj writes blogs sharing his experiences of being on the autistic spectrum, which has been read by people around the world. Furthermore, Niraj is also part of the Autism Education Trust Young Experts Panel.
A professional voice-over artist, Shelley graduated from The University of Salford with first class honours in TV and Radio Production, and in 2021 produced an award nominated documentary focused on autism and working in the media. Upon leaving university she was nominated for the Deans award as a result of her success in her studies and her unrivalled resilience.
Prior to starting university in her late twenties, she managed childrens residential activity centres around Europe, and for a while looked after the recruitment of staff for these, before leaving to work on an activity centre based one of P&O Australia's ships as the Operations Manager. After a two month volunteering trip to Hawaii, she returned to the UK in 2016
Shelley was diagnosed as autistic at 30, and with ADHD at 32. At present she is helping her friend, BBC assistant producer Nick Ransom, to run the online group 'The Neurodiverse Media Community'.