Rodney Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria, and has held this position for over 16 years. The Association provides a limited number of services that it is best placed and equipped to deliver, and works with community and health services to improve access and support for people living with MND. He has had an extensive engagement in community-based organizations, and has been on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He has been a Board Member and Chairman of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. His work to develop palliative care services for people with life-threatening illnesses, particularly motor neurone disease, was recognized in 2005 when he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. He has a BA in Social Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Administration. He has undertaken leadership training at the School of Management, Mt Eliza, and at Stanford University.