We are thrilled to announce the appointment of David Curd as our new CEO as we continue to build on our rich 60-plus year history of serving people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions.
David brings more than 30 years’ experience in the health and human services sector to the role, combining 20 years in the not-for-profit sector and 10 years in government.
“My passion is for disability, employment, training and mental health services, and supporting people to achieve the optimum quality of life and independence.” David said.
“MS Queensland is an iconic organisation with a proud history of helping people living with MS to get the best out of life, of advocating for change and supporting the search for a cure.
“I look forward to ensuring our continued growth as we expand our accommodation and wellbeing services across the state and delivering on our promise to put our customers’ well-being at the centre of everything we do.
“I am excited and honoured to be afforded this opportunity to join such a well-regarded, Queensland organisation.”
Chairman Roger Burrell has congratulated and welcomed David to MS Queensland.
“MS Queensland is committed to being the first choice for information, education and support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis in this state,” Roger said.
“David’s appointment will help us to consolidate and build upon the strength we have forged over 60-plus years.
“Our mission is to ensure that no Queenslander faces MS or other neurological conditions alone. To do this we need to continue to be a responsible, sustainable and growing organisation to ensure we can meet the changing needs of our customers.
“David has an impressive track record of building sustainable and inclusive communities, both as an effective strategist and a leader.
“He was one of the founders and Managing Director of the Community Services Group, a role he held for more than 20 years. He oversaw the Community Services Group’s amalgamation with the Endeavour Foundation in 2014, and later becoming an Executive General Manager of the Endeavour Foundation until his appointment to MS Queensland.
“The Board is looking forward to working with David and the whole MS Queensland team, to continue to improve the quality of life and independence for people with MS or other neurological conditions.”
David will continue to build this momentum from Zane Ali, MS Queensland’s Executive General Manager, Corporate Services, who fulfilled the role of interim CEO over the past 10 months.
“We extend our heartfelt thanks to Zane for his commitment and dedication. He has guided MS Queensland well and we are in a great place for David to continue the momentum,” Roger said.
David officially begins as MS Queensland’s CEO on 10 August 2020.