Our Founders

Ben Truter (Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director of Neurodiversity Centre)

Petra Truter (Counselling Psychologist)

Our Patrons


Judith Gould

Dr Judith Gould BSc MPhil, PhD, AFBPsS, CPsychol
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Judith Gould is the Lead Associate Consultant at The NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism and retired as Director of the Centre in 2015. She is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with over 40 years experience, specialising in autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities.


Bernie Fanaroff

Dr Bernard Fanaroff FRS is a South African astronomer and trade unionist. He served in many positions in the South African government related to labour unionism from 1994 to 2015.

While working on his PhD at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with British astronomer Julia Riley, he made a breakthrough in the classification of radio galaxies known as the Fanaroff–Riley classification, which is used to classify radio galaxies based on the radio luminosity of their emissions.

Our Team

Board Members:

  • Lukas Coetzee – Chairperson
  • Dr Adri van der Walt – Vice Chairperson
  • Adele Smit – Treasurer
  • Julie Hendricks
  • Tanya Oaks
  • Flip Vorster
  • Noëline de Goede


  • Noëline de Goede