Dear friends,

I have some news to share with you. After some seven years, I’ve made the difficult decision to step down from my role as CEO of Overcoming MS.

It is quite overwhelming to write those words, but after much reflection, I believe the time is right for change. Our special and unique charity is growing fast and this next stage in our development will be exciting, challenging and rewarding.

As many of you know, I am extremely passionate about the work of Overcoming MS.  I am keen to ensure the charity continues to go from strength to strength and achieves our goal of reaching everyone in the world who has been diagnosed with MS.  Our important work has been personally satisfying but I have also recognised that I need to regain a better work/life balance.

I will ensure there is a smooth handover and will remain in post until a suitable successor is found, which will be a few months. The recruitment process is about to start and we will be sharing the job description if you are interested to find out more. Or, if you know someone suitable please make them aware of the role.

I am proud of all that OMS has achieved in the last seven years and the positive impact that we have made to many lives.  I am particularly grateful to be part of the wonderful OMS community, and to have made some incredible friendships and relationships over the years. I pay tribute to my talented staff, our brilliant facilitation teams, our Trustees and the many volunteers and supporters who have given their time so freely and enthusiastically.

The OMS charity is expanding and reaching more people every day. We have in place ambitious plans, which will help us to reach full potential in the coming years.

We will keep you updated, but for now, I'm focussed on supporting this next stage in the charity's growth and making sure that we have a smooth and successful transition for the new CEO.

Kind regards,

Gary McMahon

CEO Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis