Executive Pay


The Motor Neurone Disease Association employs staff with the expertise, skills and knowledge needed to deliver the broad range of our work in research, campaigning and supporting the care of people affected by MND. That also includes staff in support roles such as finance, fundraising, marketing, human resources and ICT.

As we look to the future and the delivery of our five important and challenging Promises alongside our community, it is vital we pay a fair and appropriate salary. By doing that we can attract and keep the best people with the right values, skills and experience.  In our commitment to openness and in line with best practice we publicly disclose the following information on senior staff salaries.

How our Executive pay is governed

The Remuneration Committee (which is a sub-committee of our Board and made up of volunteer trustees) oversees the remuneration packages of members of the executive team. They ensure they are appropriate and communicated to our members and the wider public in line with good practice. This includes the initial setting and annual review of the salary and other benefits of the Chief Executive.

Salary bands - our chief executive and directors

The executive team of the Association consisted of the chief executive and six directors at the end of December 2021.

We have provided salary details for our chief executive and salary bands for the six directors below.

Executive pay 2021

Chief Executive - Salary: £102,390

Executive pay

Salary band 2021 Number of staff 2020 Number of staff
£70,000 - £79,999 None Three Directors
£80,000 - £89,999 Six Directors Three Directors

Additional notes

During our accounting period for 2021, we allocated 68p of every £1 to fund our core activities of research, care and campaigning. Of the remaining 32p in every pound, 17p is spent on fundraising and 15p on support functions within the Association e.g. finance, information systems, HR etc.

For every £1 spent in the past year on our staff fundraising team, £6.48 (2020: £4.60) was raised in return. When legacy income and costs are included, this rises to £9.16 (2020: £6.69). You can read more about the impact we are making through our research projects, campaigning activities and services such as equipment loans, grants and Association funded care centres and care networks.

Our trustees are volunteers and do not receive any remuneration for their services but may claim reasonable expenses incurred through attending meetings or other duties.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262