The MS Society has drafted in a former hospital chief executive to lead the charity.
Nick Moberly is to join as chief executive officer for the charity, having most recently held the same role at London’s King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
While at Kings he oversaw the hospital’s response to a number of major incidents, including the London Bridge terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire.
He is also a former chief executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Among his priorities when he joins the MS Society in January will be to oversee a major fundraising appeal that aims to raise £100m for research into multiple sclerosis.
“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, said Moberly
“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.”
MS Society chair Nick Winser added: “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.”
Moberly replaces Michelle Mitchell who leaves the MS Society this month to join Cancer Research UK as its chief executive.