Introducing our new Chief Executive
Nick has exceptional experience and a really strong background working in the NHS. His last two roles have been as CEO – most recently at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Before that, he was CEO at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
An exciting time for the MS Society
While in charge at King’s, Nick oversaw staff who played a critical role in a number of major incidents in London, including the London Bridge terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire. King’s is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation, and is one of the biggest Neurosciences centres nationally.
The appointment comes at a really exciting time for us. We’ve had huge successes with our high-profile campaigning around disability benefits and social care. Next year we’re planning to launch a major fundraising appeal to raise £100m for MS research.
A great opportunity for people with MS
Nick Winser, our Chair of Trustees, said: “This is a moment of great opportunity for people affected by MS, both in terms of the help the MS Society can provide, and our work to stop MS.
“I'm delighted to have Nick Moberly on board as our new CEO as we move closer to reaching our ultimate goal of stopping MS. Nick brings with him a wealth of experience in health, and the strength of leadership to further increase our impact and improve the lives of people with and affected by MS throughout the UK.”
Making sure people affected by MS get the best deal
Nick Moberly, who will start at the MS Society in January, said: “During my career in the NHS, I've seen the devastating impact that neurological conditions like MS can have, so the MS Society strikes a strong chord with me. I've also worked alongside many charities, and been hugely impressed with the work they do day in, day out to provide help and support to improve people’s lives.
“This opportunity, to lead such a valued and respected charity at this crucial moment, is an exciting one. I'm keen to contribute my energies to making sure everyone affected by MS gets the best deal possible, through research, support, fundraising and campaigning across the UK.”
Our current CEO Michelle Mitchell will be leaving, as planned, at the end of October to take on her new role as Chief Executive at Cancer Research UK. She’s had a huge impact at the MS Society and we wish her all the very best.