I joined the MS Society as Chief Executive at the beginning of 2019. My background is in the health sector and I’ve worked in senior leadership positions within the NHS for the past 15 years. Most recently I was CEO at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
During my career in the NHS, I've seen the impact that neurological conditions like MS can have. 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. Alongside my role at the MS Society, I’m also a non-executive director of NHS Property Services and Vice Chair of Christian Aid.
Executive Director of Corporate Services
I’m excited to be able to use my professional skills to help people living with MS.
I have over 20 years’ experience in various non-profit organisations including the NHS, local and central government and various charities.
My areas of responsibility include Finance, HR, EDI, ICT, Data, Facilities Management, Strategy and Impact, basically supporting and enabling everyone within the MS Society to achieve such a worthwhile aim.
Director, MS Society Northern Ireland
I joined the MS Society in 2018 following 8 years with RNIB Northern Ireland. Previously, as an official at the Department of Health, I was involved in policy development for MS services and I have direct experience of the impact of MS on family members and friends.
I'm working with policy makers to improve the quality and availability of treatment, care and support services for people with MS across Northern Ireland. As Northern Ireland Director, I also have a very keen interest in the development of our network of local groups and the support they offer to people living with MS in their communities.
Executive Director of Digital and Services
I have a close family member with MS. Seeing the impact of MS first hand has made me incredibly passionate about the work we do.
I’m responsible for all of our digital channels, as well as our support to people affected by MS across the UK. This includes local groups, our MS Helpline, information resources and grants. I’m honoured to be responsible for ensuring we continue to meet the changing needs of people affected by MS through a range of high quality services.
Executive Director of Engagement and Income Generation
I joined the MS Society in February 2021, after working at a number of organisations in senior fundraising roles over the past 15 years.
I oversee all aspects of marketing and fundraising, including our Stop MS Appeal, which aims to raise £100m for MS research.
The mix of world class research, support, and campaigns and policy, as well as the local group network are what makes the MS Society so brilliant, and the difference they have made to people living with MS is extraordinary.
Director, MS Society Cymru
I work alongside people with MS to ensure they have the treatment, support and care they need.
I was deeply shocked by the poor access to treatment and support that many people living with MS have in Wales compared to other parts of the UK. My vibrant team is striving to make sure that meeting the needs of people living with MS is firmly on everyone’s agenda.
Dr Sarah Rawlings
Executive Director of Research and External Affairs
I joined the MS Society in November 2020 after working at the Policy Institute at King’s College London as the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Impact and Engagement. Before that, I spent over 12 years working in senior roles in the charity sector.
l oversee our policy, PR and influencing work, as well as our research programme. My focus is on making sure our vital research continues, and that the changing needs of the MS community get the attention they deserve in government.
Director, MS Society Scotland
I'm delighted to be working with our team at MS Society Scotland to achieve the best possible outcomes for people with MS.
My passion and commitment is to the third sector and social justice.
Most recently I was Chief Executive of Dundee Voluntary Action, a third sector infrastructure organisation. My role was to provide leadership and strategic direction, working with voluntary groups, volunteers, funders, community planning partners and other stakeholders.