Suzanne Dobson, Chief Executive of Tourette’s Action and former Chair of the Neurological Alliance


It is with great sadness to let you know that our former Chair and Chief Executive of Tourette’s Action, Suzanne Dobson, passed away yesterday after a short illness. Our thoughts are very much with her friends and family, who she loved so dearly.

Suzanne was Chair of the Alliance from 2016 – 2020, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the role, and enabling the organisation to go from strength to strength.

David Martin, Chair of the Neurological Alliance said:

“Suzanne was passionate about ensuring all of our members, regardless of size or scale, were listened to and represented at all levels of Government. Suzanne has had a hugely positive impact on the Alliance, serving as an effective Chair and supporting the organisation to grow during her time in the role. I am indebted to her for the support she has provided as Georgina and I moved into our new roles. We will miss her very much.”

Georgina Carr, Chief Executive, said:

“Suzanne has been a source of great strength and tenacity for the Alliance and Tourette’s Action. A kind, thoughtful and committed friend and colleague, she oversaw a great deal of growth during her time with us as Chair. So much of the work she helped to steer will continue to have a positive influence for many many years to come. On a more personal note, she was hugely welcoming and supportive as I came into this role at the Alliance, and I will miss her a lot.”