MS Society appoints Action Aid fundraising chief to senior role

Action Aid UK’s director of fundraising Ed Tait is moving to MS Society to become its executive director of engagement and income generation.

In his new role Tait will oversee fundraising, digital and marketing at the MS Society, which includes its research campaign Stop MS Appeal that aims to raise £100m.

Tait has also been director of fundraising at Crisis and held fundraising roles at Tommy’s and The Children’s Society.

He joins MS Society in September, replacing fundraising consultant Clare Horwood, who left in February.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Ed join us,” said MS Society chief executive Nick Moberly.

“At ActionAid UK, he’s overseen year on year income and supporter base growth. He comes to the MS Society with more than 20 years of experience in the charity sector and we can’t wait for him to get started.”

Tait added: “My step-mum’s cousin was diagnosed with MS over twenty years ago. For many years, she lived with relatively minor symptoms but recently her health has deteriorated significantly.

“It’s having a severe impact on her quality of life, as well as that of her wider family. It would be a privilege to join an organisation and help stop this happening to other people.”

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