Executive Pay


At the MND Association, we employ staff with the expertise, skills and knowledge needed to deliver the broad range of our work set out in our 2017-21 strategy. This includes staff working on our three mission areas of Care, Research and Campaigning but also the staff needed in support roles such as finance, fundraising, human resources (HR) and ICT.

We pay a fair and appropriate salary to 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

Salary bands for our chief executive and directors are set out below. These are taken from the annual accounts at the end of each year.

The executive team of the Association consisted of the chief executive and seven directors for the period ending 31 December 2017, though not all appear in the table below due to staff changes during the year.

Executive pay

Salary band2017 Number of staff2016 full year equivalent2016 (11 months) Number of staff2015/16 Number of staff
£60,001 - £70,0002333
£70,001 - £80,0002424
£80,001 - £90,0000010
£90,000 - £100,0001101

Because of our shorter (11 month) accounting period in 2016, the number of staff in the 2016 column is lower.  For this reason, we have inserted an additional column labelled '2016 full year equivalent' to aid year on year comparison.

Additional notes

During our accounting period for 2017, we allocated 69p of every £1 to fund our core activities of research, care and campaigning.  Of the remaining 31p in every pound, 16p is spent on fundraising and 15p on support functions within the Association eg finance, information systems, HR etc.

For every £1 spent in the past year on our staff fundraising team, £3.68 was raised in return.

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