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MND NZ appoints Mark Leggett as Chief Executive


5 June 2024

Mark Leggett appointed MND NZ Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Leggett to the permanent role of Chief Executive, after filling the interim position for the last few months.

Mark is an experienced senior manager with a background (originally nursing and midwifery) in clinical health services, leading to broad senior executive roles across public and private organisations, including in an international aged care development context.

He is passionate about delivering quality health and support services and brings extensive experience in general management in complex settings, strategic business development, and leadership and relationship building.

“The quality and passion of the small MND NZ team means that the task of leadership is a privilege, and we are working on the quality and level of service and support we can deliver, while looking to strengthen the voice of the MND community and build our advocacy of their needs. This community is clearly marginalised as individuals, families and whānau, with significant unmet needs and diminishing time in which to have these met” says Mark.

“We can, and should, do much better for them – as a charity service, within support and service policy at government agency level, and the responsiveness of service supply by the disability services sector. We need to make their time count”.

Mark lives in an old church in North Canterbury with his family and has dreams of being a more successful trout fisherman, getting in the surf more often and improving his basketball skills.

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