Meet our directors, who together are making sure we are here for everyone affected by MS - today, tomorrow and every day after.
David Martin joined the MS Trust in 2017. He's also a board member of the Neurological Alliance where he wants to help ensure neurology services have a higher priority in the NHS.
As a former Director at the disability charity Papworth Trust, he focused on increasing the organisation's impact and effectiveness, using many of the skills he learnt at the BBC where he was an on-screen reporter before becoming a senior manager.
David loves working at the MS Trust because it's a boutique charity that is big enough to make a real difference but small enough to care about people with MS.
Alex began her career as an auditor in the charity sector, and worked with a variety of different charities and not-for-profit organisations, from religious orders to academies and schools. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Alex worked as Director of Finance and Resources at national charities Living Streets and Locality, and during this time was also a Trustee at Borough Market. Alex joined the MS Trust in February 2018, and oversees finance, HR, health and safety, and premises and office management.
Director of Fundraising and Marketing
Rob has been with the Trust since July 2018, but his association extends back to 2005 when he ran the London Marathon for the Trust on behalf of a family member who had been recently diagnosed with MS. Rob has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, developing successful fundraising, sponsorship and marketing strategies for organisations including Fight for Sight, Youth Music, vinspired, the Royal Academy of Music and the Institute of Physics.
Health Professional Programme Director
Paru Naik joined the MS Trust in 2019. An experienced senior healthcare leader in the NHS working in many NHS Trusts including Barts Health and The Royal Free NHS Trust. Paru is accustomed to managing many healthcare services both operationally and strategically. She has also worked on many service improvement, transformation and change projects and understands the challenges.
Paru is really enjoying working at the MS Trust because she can step away from the front line and use her life science, health informatics and management skills along with her knowledge and experience of the NHS to make a real difference in a holistic way to MS Services, MS Health Professionals and people with MS.