Gareth Thomas

Chief Operating Officer at Autism Speaks, Inc.

Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas

Chief Operating Officer at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Gareth Thomas, a senior executive with decades of successful leadership experience in business operations, has joined Autism Speaks as Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Gareth will bring the quality and capability of our infrastructure, operations and practices in line with the success we have had in other areas of the organization. Gareth will focus on maximizing our resources so we can have the greatest impact on the lives of people with autism.

Gareth has more than 15 years of successful executive leadership delivering in various functions and roles in diversified industries from manufacturing to entertainment. Most recently Gareth held the position of Global CPO for Universal Music Group’s (UMG). Prior to that Gareth was a member of the Executive Committee for EMI Records with responsibility for Supply Chain and Procurement. Personally recruited to EMI by the COO of a private equity company to drive operational improvement, he successfully delivered both global and regional strategies to significantly reduce costs, improve cash flow and champion supplier innovation delivering sustainable competitive advantage. Gareth also led the business transformation program to move EMI from a physical focused business into a high margin global rights management enterprise by driving consumer focus and digital innovation. Prior to EMI Gareth held senior global roles in Procurement and M&A at Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI), the UK’s largest manufacturing company.Gareth Thomas, a senior executive with decades of successful leadership experience in business operations, has joined Autism Speaks as Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Gareth will bring the quality and capability of our infrastructure, operations and practices in line with the success we have had in other areas of the organization. Gareth will focus on maximizing our resources so we can have the greatest impact on the lives of people with autism. Gareth is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Great Britain. He and his wife Deborah have lived in Pennsylvania for the last 20 years. They have three daughters.

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Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Executive Director at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Executive Director at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Chief Program & Marketing Officer at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Chief Science Officer (Begin) at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Benefit Plan Administrator at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Senior Coordinator at Autism Speaks, Inc.

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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Global Chief Procurement Officer
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Universal Music Group, Inc. operates as a music publishing firm. It owns and manages businesses engaged in music recording, publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content. Its brands include Decca Records, EMI, Abbey Road Studios, Bravad, and Republic Records. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Procurement & M&A
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Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. manufactures chemicals and paint products. Its products include coatings, adhesives, starch, and synthetic polymer. The company was founded on December 7, 1926 and is headquartered in Slough, the United Kingdom.

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