• Nick Moberly due to take up role at The Multiple Sclerosis Society later this month
  • Mr Moberly left King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust in April in the midst of a financial crisis
  • MS Society’s chair of trustees praises new chief executive’s “wealth of experience”

The former chief executive of a Shelford Group hospital trust is taking up a role leading a charity.

Nick Moberly led King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust, one of the biggest trusts in the country, until standing down in the midst of a financial crisis in April. The south London acute trust had a turnover of £1.1bn in 2017-18. Mr Moberly revealed in February that, over his three year tenure, he had managed to reduce the underlying deficit from £140m to £100m.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society last week announced Mr Moberly would take up the chief executive role in October, as its current chief moves to the top job at Cancer Research UK.

The charity had a turnover of £29m in the year to 31 December 2016.

The society’s chair of trustees Nick Winser said: “This is a moment of great opportunity for people affected by MS, both in terms of the help the MS Society can provide, and our work to stop MS.

“Nick brings with him a wealth of experience in health, and the strength of leadership to further increase our impact and improve the lives of people with and affected by MS throughout the UK.”

In a statement Mr Moberly, who led Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust before taking the role at King’s, said: “During my career in the NHS, I’ve seen the devastating impact that neurological conditions like MS can have, so the MS Society strikes a strong chord with me. I’ve also worked alongside many charities, and been hugely impressed with the work they do day in, day out to provide help and support to improve people’s lives.

“This opportunity, to lead such a valued and respected charity at this crucial moment, is an exciting one. I’m keen to contribute my energies to making sure everyone affected by MS gets the best deal possible, through research, support, fundraising and campaigning across the UK.”