28 November 2019
The Neurological Alliance appoints new Chief Executive
The Neurological Alliance is delighted to announce that we have appointed Georgina Carr as our new Chief Executive. Georgina is currently Head of Campaigns and External Relations at MS Society. Joining MS Society in 2013, Georgina worked as Senior Public Affairs Officer, then External Relations Manager until 2017 when she was promoted to Head of Campaigns and External Relations. Prior to working at the MS Society, Georgina worked in Brussels on EU health policy for the consultancy Burson Marsteller.
Suzanne Dobson, Chair of The Neurological Alliance said:
I am delighted to have Georgina lead The Neurological Alliance. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in neurology, policy, campaigns and stakeholder relations. 2020 is set to be a busy year as we seek to embed some of the gains we have made in raising the profile of neurology nationally. I am certain with Georgina at the helm, we are going to see The Neurological Alliance go from strength to strength.
Georgina Carr said:
It’s an honour to be appointed as Chief Executive at such a critical moment to ensure neurology is high on the national agenda. I have a close connection to MS, and working in the MS community I have seen first-hand the significant impact poor neurological treatment and care can have. Having worked within the Alliance for many years, I look forward to building on our progress as we collectively seek to raise the bar of neurological treatment and care across the country.
Georgina replaces Sarah Vibert who is leaving to take up the position of Director of Public Policy and Volunteering at NCVO. Sarah leaves the Alliance on 16th December and Georgina will join in late January.
Katharine McIntosh, Policy and External Affairs Manager at The Neurological Alliance will lead the team in the interim, continuing the development of a number of key projects including our work with the National Neuro Advisory Group and other system partners, follow up to the General Election and producing a resource to support health care professionals to better signpost people with neurological conditions to information and support.
The interview panel consisted of the following Trustees of The Neurological Alliance; Suzanne Dobson (Chair), Sally Light (Vice Chair), and Caroline Morrice (Treasurer). Professor Adrian Williams, (Chair Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group; Co-Chair National Neuro Advisory Group; Consultant Neurologist) also joined the interview panel.