Alan Cogbill Vice Chairman of TrusteesClinical Quality and Governance CommitteeFinance and Resources Committee I spent 35 years as a Whitehall civil servant, in strategy, policy and finance, working with ministers, judges, academics, legal and consumer groups, as well as the Treasury. I then ran a small public body for 5 years. I have had several non-executive roles, in organisations tackling forms of disadvantage, on the council of a legal services regulator, and as primary school governor. I learnt of St Raphael's through the chair of a supported housing charity where I was a trustee. I was attracted to applying my abilities in the exciting venture of helping to establish the Hospice as an independent charity. I have been enormously impressed with the dedicated care St Raphael’s provides, making a real difference to people's lives.