Yvonne Brewer Joins auticon Ireland

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auticon, the world’s largest autistic majority company and the leading social enterprise championing neurodiversity, has appointed Yvonne Brewer as Country Manager for Ireland.

Brewer brings over two decades of experience leading diverse teams, delivering innovative solutions and driving business growth at industry giants like Vodafone, Digicel, Enterprise Ireland, Oracle and Capgemini. 

Her appointment comes shortly after auticon announced the launch of its 15th global location in Dublin in March 2024.

“We are delighted to welcome Yvonne to auticon as Country Manager for Ireland. We were incredibly impressed by her demonstrable successes in cultivating key client relationships and delivering strategic initiatives, not to mention her extensive experience and understanding of the Irish market. We are very much looking forward to her bringing her expertise to auticon Ireland as we embark on this exciting new chapter.”

Global CEO of auticon, Kurt Schöffer

Founded in Germany in 2011 by a father seeking better employment opportunities for his autistic son, the global social enterprise started as an IT Consultancy, placing autistic IT consultants into specialist roles. Working with autistic consultants, supported by neuroinclusion coaches and advisors, proved to be both commercially and socially rewarding for clients. The business has subsequently expanded across the globe, with offices in Europe, America and Australia.

auticon’s mission is to address the inequalities in employment for neurodivergent adults and showcase the strengths of neurodiversity in society through its Neuroinclusion Services. Neuroinclusion Services by auticon offers a fully comprehensive suite of services to help an organisation become neuroinclusive and therefore become attractive to an untapped talent pool of neurodivergent people.

“I am passionate about the immense value neurodivergent people bring to the workplace, so I look forward to building upon auticon’s solid global foundations, to help expand the company’s offering into Ireland. There are exciting opportunities ahead to raise awareness of the exceptional skills and talents that neurodivergent people have to offer, as well as supporting businesses to create working environments that will attract and retain talent and, crucially, enable that talent to thrive.”

auticon Country Manager Ireland, Yvonne Brewer

Recent research,[1] conducted by Red C on behalf of auticon and its client Bank of Ireland, reveals that 1 in 10 people in Ireland personally identify as neurodivergent with around 4% of the population stipulating that they have been diagnosed as neurodivergent, with another 4% stating that they self-identify as having a neurodivergent condition.1 Furthermore, just under 1 in 5 people surveyed stated that they had a neurodivergent person in their close family (e.g. parent/ child/ sibling/ spouse).1

For more information visit our home page at www.auticon.com/ie

[1] Online research was conducted with n=1,002 adults aged 18+ living in the Republic of Ireland. Respondents were recruited using RED C Live, RED C’s own online panel of over 40,000 members. Quota controls were used to ensure a nationally representative sample of ROI adults aged 18+, with interlocking quotas to provide extra confidence in sample profile. Data was weighted across gender, age, region and social class so as to ensure a nationally representative sample based on latest CSO projections. Fieldwork for this research took place between 29th February and 5th March 2024.

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