MS Australia announces the appointment of new CEO

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Rohan Greenland will commence his role as MS Australia's new CEO in December 2020.
Rohan Greenland will commence his role as MS Australia's new CEO in December 2020.

The Board of MS Australia has announced Mr Rohan Greenland as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Greenland joins MS Australia from Palliative Care Australia where he has been CEO since February 2019. 

He also worked in senior advocacy roles at the National Heart Foundation for more than a decade, was Director Public Affairs at the Australian Medical Association, and was a political adviser to Australian national and territory ministers.

“I am deeply honoured and excited to join MS Australia at an important time in its development. Its mission is critical to lives of the 26,500 Australians who are living with MS, to their families and carers, and to the nation as a whole,” says Mr Greenland.

“MS Australia has an enviable reputation as a charity that supports world-class research, provides much needed and practical assistance to people living with MS and advocates with passion for the people it serves. I look forward to doing all I can to build on that reputation and help achieve its ultimate goal, a world without MS.”

President of MS Board Associate Professor Desmond Graham says Mr Greenland has dedicated his career to advocating for better health outcomes for everyday Australians. 

“In a tough environment for the not-for-profit sector, Mr Greenland has the experience required to help MS Australia speak with one voice about care, research and advocacy and brings an established network of stakeholders which will help our message to be heard," he says. 

“On behalf of the Board, we would also like to acknowledge the hard work and strong leadership of both Deidre Mackechnie the outgoing CEO of MS Australia and John Blewonski who has been Acting CEO of MS Research Australia and extend our gratitude for their significant contributions to the MS community."

 Mr Greenland will commence his role on 14 December, 2020.