Richard Allan I became aware of CLEFT through discussion with Brian Sommerlad and was invited to become a trustee. I am particularly interested in the work that our charity does overseas and have travelled to Bangladesh five times. It has been enormously satisfying to see the comprehensive cleft care centre in Dhaka developing and to get to know the key people involved. Much has been achieved, but there is so much more to do.There is the prospect of establishing other centres along similar lines. Sustainability is of paramount importance and this cannot be achieved overnight. Our charity sets itself long term goals so we need to continually plan ahead. I come from a business background and have wide experience in several industries. I hold a masters degree in business administration and have chaired audit committees in a number of major organizations. Helpful when producing action plans and budgets for our overseas projects.