Current postholder Drew Cullen will leave later this month for the top comms role at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
MDC provides people who have neuromuscular conditions and their families with information and advice about their condition and ways in which living with it can be made easier.
This week, former consultant Abby Mardon joined the MDC in the new post of deputy director of marketing and communications. Her appointment comes as the charity aims to put greater emphasis on awareness building.
It is also looking to expand its available services, increase its net income over the next three years and become more politically active.
Last April it brought in Fleishman-Hillard to lobby for better provision for people suffering from muscle diseases (PRWeek, 13 April 2006).
Cullen has been MDC’s director of communications and fundraising for one year.
As director of marketing and corporate communications at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, he will take responsibility for all integrated marketing, branding, press and communications strategies. He will also look after the weekly Public Finance magazine and oversee major events.