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.
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.
Executive Director of Support and Services
MS and the MS Society have been in my life for many years. My mum was diagnosed in 1967. In my time at the MS Society, I’ve been fortunate to see first-hand the impact our organisation makes for people affected by MS, from our national services to the support and community provided by our local groups and networks of amazing volunteers.
I’m very much looking forward to continuing to work together with our amazing volunteers and colleagues to deliver the best possible services and support for the MS community. The difference a piece of information, a listening ear or good support can make to someone can be life-changing.
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.