Angela Harris will join the charity as director of support development.
Charity MND Scotland has announced Angela Harris as the charity’s new director of support development.
Angela, who was previously head of devolved nations for Changing Faces UK, will lead on ensuring the charity’s support services for carers and people with motor neuron disease (MND) remain relevant, accessible and equitable.
Angela said: “I feel incredibly privileged and very excited to be joining the amazing team at MND Scotland.
“My experience over the last 14 years has been in health focused charities and has provided me with the opportunity to develop and deliver person centred support in the world of cancer. I've worked across the UK, partnering with the NHS, government and the wider third sector to drive for real change and positive individual outcomes.
“Those individuals and families affected by motor neuron disease understand first-hand what they need and when they need it. I'm really looking forward to working closely with the community and our amazing team to provide gold standard support that meets those ever-changing needs.
“The job is never done and future-proofing support to ensure its consistency, impact and evaluation will be key.
“Our focus will be very firmly on making time count for those affected by MND in Scotland. I genuinely can't wait to meet the team and get started.”
She will also round-out the charity’s executive leadership team (ELT), which works collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders and individuals and families affected by MND, to meet the key goals of MND Scotland’s strategy.
Rachel Maitland, Chief Executive of MND Scotland, added: “I am delighted to be welcoming Angela Harris to the team as director of support development.
“This is a key role within our executive leadership team and Angela joins us at a time of continued growth for the charity. Angela’s wealth of knowledge and experience will be critical in helping us ensure that we continue making time count for people living with motor neuron disease across Scotland.”