Our Stop MS Appeal Board

Our dedicated senior volunteers are critical to the success of our plans. They drive forward our fundraising ambitions through their leadership and advice. We are honoured to have recruited the following business leaders.

Sir Vernon Ellis

Sir Vernon Ellis

(Chair, Stop MS Appeal) Former Chair, British Council

“An end to the devastating impact of MS is within our grasp. I am personally dedicated to this important cause and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Our bold aim is to raise £100 million for medical research which will change the course of the disease, transforming the wellbeing, outlook and quality of life for everyone affected by MS.

But we need exceptional people like you, enlightened philanthropists, to pave the way and give the 2.3 million people with MS across the world the hope of a better future.

With your help we can make medical history. Together we can Stop MS.”

Sir Vernon Ellis
Sir Vernon Ellis

Sir David Bell

Sir David Bell

Stop MS Pioneer Chair

Donald Cameron of Lochiel

Donald Cameron of Lochiel

HM Lord-Lieutenant for Inverness

Kate Hely-Hutchinson

Kate Hely-Hutchinson

Deputy Chair, Stop MS Appeal Board

Joshua Krichefski

Joshua Krichefski

Chief Executive of MediaCom UK


Nicholas Maclean

Nicholas Maclean

Director, Eykyn Maclean

Sir Peter Middleton GCB

Sir Peter Middleton GCB

Chair, Burford Capital, Burford Capital Holdings (UK) Ltd, Hamilton Ventures and Hume Capital Securities Ltd

Sir Geoffrey Owen

Sir Geoffrey Owen

Senior Fellow, London School of Economics

Professor Alan J Thompson MD

Professor Alan J Thompson MD

FRCP, FRCPI, FAAN, FANA (Scientific Ambassador) Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London


Sir David Walker

Sir David Walker

Non-Executive Chair of Winton Capital Management

Nick Winser

Nick Winser

Chair, MS Society

Phil Wrigley

Phil Wrigley

Non-Executive Chair of Hobbs London, Majestic Wine Plc, LXB Retail Properties Plc and a Non-Executive Director of Carluccios

Michelle Mitchell

Michelle Mitchell

Chief Executive, MS Society


Nick Rijke

Nick Rijke

Executive Director of Policy and Research, MS Society

Dr Emma Whitcombe

Dr Emma Whitcombe

Appeal Director, MS Society

Our Board members are commited to Stop MS


But they need your help