Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association appoints new CEO

02 Jul 2024

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has announced the appointment of Kevin Burn as its new CEO.


Kevin joins the IMNDA with a wealth of experience having served as CEO of Exchange House Ireland: National Travellers Service for over six years. Kevin’s extensive background in tackling social issues such as discrimination, poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance misuse will be invaluable in his new role with the Association.


Kevin holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management, an MA in Social Work, and a BA (Hons) in History, all from Lancaster University. He has also undertaken a Transformative Leadership Course, CEO/Chair Training by Boardmatch and the Navigator Leadership Programme by Common Purpose. Kevin is committed to excellence in governance and compliance and his passion for promoting the mission, vision, and values of his previous organisation aligns perfectly with the goals of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.


Kevin is enthusiastic about leading the IMNDA team, stating, "I am delighted to take on the role of CEO at the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. I look forward to working with the dedicated staff and Board of Directors to continue delivering outstanding support and services to those affected by motor neurone disease in Ireland."

Jonathan Healy, Chairman of the IMNDA added: “We warmly welcome Kevin to our dedicated and driven team at the IMNDA and we are excited about the positive impact he will undoubtedly bring to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.”