I’ve been CEO of the MS Society since 2013. I joined after seeing the huge impact that living with MS can have on individuals and families.
I’ve refocussed our work on the things that people with MS have said are important to them. This includes campaigning for better access to treatments, services and welfare benefits.
In 2016, I ran the London Marathon to raise vital funds for MS research.
Executive Director of Finance, Strategy and Impact
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, ICT, Data, Facilities Management, Strategy and Impact, basically supporting and enabling everyone within the MS Society to achieve such a worthwhile aim.
Director of External Affairs
I lead our policy, public affairs, campaigns, media relations and VIP supporter teams.
Having seen the impact of MS on a close friend, I’m determined to increase public and political engagement with the issues that matter most to people living with MS.
I believe in the power of stories to change minds and lives. I start every day determined to learn, to influence those who can help, and to make a difference.
Director, MS Society Northern Ireland
No two days are the same and not a day goes by where I’m not inspired by the MS community.
After 30 years working in health and social care, in 2008 I joined the MS Society as Director of Northern Ireland.
I encourage policy makers to improve the services that people with MS need. It’s also been super to see the range of services our groups provide continue to expand across the UK
Executive Director of Services and Support
I have a close family member with MS. Seeing the impact of MS first hand has made me incredibly passionate about the work of the MS Society.
I’m responsible for all our services and support across the UK, including 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, and provide high-quality and impactful services.
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 Susan Kohlhass
Director of Research
I’m privileged to lead our groundbreaking research programme.
I have a PhD in cancer biology and cell signalling from the University of Leicester and postdoctoral experience in immunology from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge.
My current role involves leading the development and implementation of our research strategy to ensure our research programme has the greatest impact it can for people living with MS.
Executive Director of People
I'm thrilled to be working with great people at the MS Society in support of such a good cause.
My career has focused on providing quality support services aligned to the delivery of organisational goals. My key experiences have been in leading and delivering cultural change, leadership development and performance improvement.
It didn’t take a moment for me to get excited about this position. I cannot think of a better way to put my experience to good use.
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.
Dr Emma Whitcombe
Director of Philanthrophy and Partnerships
I lead our teams working with corporate, charitable trust, institutional and philanthropy partners. I’m also excited to be leading the most ambitious fundraising campaign in our history.
Previously Director of Senior Relationships at the National Autistic Society, I’ve also held senior fundraising roles at several other charities.
Our Stop MS Appeal aims to raise funds for research to stop MS as we know it. We believe more investment could unlock breakthroughs that transform the experience of living with MS – in particular develop treatments that slow or stop progression.