The Motor Neurone Disease Association has announced that Tanya Curry will be its new chief executive.
Curry, who is currently the interim chief executive of Impetus, will take up her post in January 2023.
She brings two decades of experience in charity leadership to the role.
Curry said: “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.”
She added: “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 to lead the MND Association on the next stage of its journey.”
The association’s chair of trustees, Usman Khan, said: “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.”
Curry will succeed Sally Light, who is stepping down at the end of the year after a decade at the charity’s helm.