International businessman Matt Wright, is AYME's new Chair. AYME's Trustees were unanimous in their support for Matt, a law graduate with 27 years in international business, the past 20 with Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the world's leading executive search and assessment firms, the past seven years as Chief Executive.

Matt has also been a trustee of the UK charity, Make A Wish from 2001 to 2006. Matt and his wife, Jules, live in Surrey and have three children, one of whom has ME.

Matt said: "I wish to tell you how delighted I am to become the Chair of AYME and feel very privileged and honoured to have been offered the opportunity to become involved with this wonderful charity.

"I would like to thank Jill Moss for her foresight and commitment over many years as Chair of AYME. Without her passion and dedication, the charity would not be the force it is today".