The charity has marked its 40th birthday celebrations by naming a new boss
A charity has marked a milestone anniversary by naming a new boss.
MND Scotland has announced Rachel Maitland as its new chief executive.
Coinciding with the charity’s 40th Anniversary, Maitland will be joining MND Scotland on 19 July, leading the organisation into a new era of growth and development.
She is head of supply and operations for Edinburgh based energy company, Flexitricity, and chair of Forth Valley Rape Crisis.
Maitland said: “I'm truly honoured to be joining MND Scotland as it enters its 40th year. So much has already been achieved by the fantastic team but we have so much more to do.
“I'm really looking forward to working alongside my new colleagues, our service users and the wider MND community to bring the amazing work of MND Scotland to the forefront of the public's mind and ensure that, regardless of background or circumstance, anyone and everyone requiring MND information, assistance or support in Scotland can access it readily.”
This week MND Scotland celebrated its 40th anniversary. Forty years ago, there was no support, care or treatment available in Scotland. Today, MND Scotland provides life changing services to hundreds of families living with motor neurone disease (MND) and leads the fightback to end MND, by powering cutting-edge research which is taking us a step closer to a cure.
Welcoming Maitland to the team, MND Scotland’s chairman, Adrian Murphy, said: “This is an extremely exciting time to join MND Scotland’s team and lead the charity’s strategic direction at this pivotal point.
“Over the past 40 years we have come a long way, and that is a true testament to our incredible fundraisers, staff, volunteers and partners, but our fight is not over.
“We are looking to the future, and this gives Rachel the unique opportunity to harness the progress already made and elevate our charity and cause to the next level.
“We look forward to welcoming her to Team MND Scotland very soon.”