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Monday, 21 September 2020


Four new trustees join The Migraine Trust’s board

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The Migraine Trust has announced four new trustees. They are leading migraine specialist Professor Peter Goadsby, former chief executive Wendy Thomas, and GPs with a special interest in headache, Dr Louise Rusk and Dr Kay Kennis.

They bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise about migraine to the charity, which is needed more than ever with the pandemic posing so many challenges for the migraine community.

They were welcomed to the board by The Migraine Trust’s chair Michelle Walder:

“We are thrilled to welcome new trustees and to welcome back some familiar faces to the board of The Migraine Trust. Dr Kay Kennis and Dr Louise Rusk will be joining us, bringing their wealth of primary care experience in addition to their special interest in headache. Professor Goadsby rejoins the board and we also welcome Wendy Thomas, formerly The Migraine Trust’s chief executive, both of whom have been dedicated to the work of the charity for many years.

“We are delighted to have all of their expertise in support of The Migraine Trust’s vision and strategy for the future.”

Speaking about their appointments, they remarked:

“One of the great privileges of my career is to serve as a trustee of The Migraine Trust. The pre-eminent patient-facing charity in the world, I am excited to work with my trustee colleagues to alleviate the burden of disabling headache disorders,” said Professor Peter Goadsby.

“I am absolutely delighted to take on this new role as a trustee. Especially as a GP, I hope to bring a fresh view as we work towards improving migraine care in the community,” said Dr Louise Rusk

“I was very pleased to be offered the opportunity of becoming a trustee of The Migraine Trust in 2020 after so many years of being the chief executive. I received hugely helpful information from the charity back in the 1980s and 1990s when two of my children also started having a migraine. My commitment to The Migraine Trust is ongoing. It is a wonderful organisation,” said Wendy Thomas

“I’m excited to be joining the board and looking forward to helping to deliver the five-year strategy,” said Dr Kay Kennis

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