Motor Neurone Disease Association names next CEO

The Motor Neurone Disease Association has appointed Tanya Curry has its next chief executive.

The former nurse and hospice chief executive joins in January having worked in interim leadership roles, most recently leading young people’s charity Impetus, and The Ramblers.

Prior to setting up her own consultancy in 2016 she spent more than eight years as chief executive of St Clare Hospice.

She replaces Sally Light, who is stepping down after a decade leading the MDNA.

“I am hugely excited to be joining the MND Association. I began my career as a nurse and specialised in palliative care, so I feel I am going back to my roots, working with a community I care about deeply," said Curry.

After leading clinical services and several national charities as Interim CEO, including most recently The Ramblers and Impetus, I am thrilled to be able to use my skills as a CEO to lead the MND Association on the next stage of its journey.”

MNDA chair Usman Khan added: “Tanya is a highly experienced leader, with a background in healthcare, who has worked in the voluntary sector for more than 20 years.

“Throughout the recruitment process, we have been impressed with Tanya’s passion for the Association and our work and are confident she is the right person to drive the delivery of the Promises we made to the MND community at the start of 2022.”



Public awareness of motor neurone disease has heightened in recent years through the fundraising activity of rugby league star Kevin Sinfield, who has raised millions of pounds for the MNDA after his friend and former player Rob Burrow revealed he had the disease three years ago.

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