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New National Manager for MND Association

New National Manager for MND Association

Grant Diggle has been appointed as the new national manager of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ, which works to support people living with this fatal, neurological disease.

Mr Diggle has over 35 years’ experience in governance, management, sales and marketing, production, finance and accounting and has worked in both for profit and not for profit sectors.

“Through my new role I look forward to working to support people living with MND. There are around 300 New Zealanders at any one time with this degenerative disease and I’ve been impressed with the support this not-for-profit organisation offers through its fieldwork service.”

MND Association council president Beth Watson said the council was delighted to have Mr Diggle join the association. “Grant has a solid background in business including working as a chartered accountant, chartered secretary and has solid governance experience.

“He has also worked in the not-for-profit sector before, including as Board Secretary to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind and advising Parkinson’s New Zealand. Grant has also assisted the MND association before, acting as National Manager for a period in 2012.”

“We are very lucky to have Grant’s skills and know he will make a valuable contribution to our small but hard-working national office.”

Grant is married with two adult children and lives in Auckland. His takes an interest in politics and governance. Grant is an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a member of the Board of the New Zealand Shareholders Association and the British New Zealand Business Association.

“I look forward to getting to know the association and its members as we work together to further understand this fatal disease, in the hope that we will find a cure.”


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