THE LET 2017-2018 STAFF TEAM
WE ARE A POP-UP CHARITY THAT SPRINGS INTO ACTION WHEN CALLED ON. FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 LET SCALED BACK ITS ACTIVITIES AND OUR 2017-2018 TEAM MOVED ON TO OTHER THINGS, BUT YOU CAN STILL STAY IN TOUCH WITH US. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Rob Bell, Director
Rob Bell is Director of the London Emergencies Trust, which provides financial assistance to those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, and the terrorist attacks at Westminster, London Bridge, Parsons Green and Finsbury Park. He is also a Fellow at the Social Change Initiative (formerly Atlantic Philanthropies) and a Non-Executive Director of Coram’s Fields in London.
Rob worked for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for over eight years, as a Head of Social Justice and then Director of Strategy. He has also worked for the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, where he was Director of its Young People Initiative.
Before that he was a civil servant in the Department for Education and Skills and the Cabinet Office. His early career included research associate and research fellow roles for several universities, after graduating in Scots Law from University of Glasgow.
Angela Monaghan, Head of Casework and Operations
Angela looks after our day to day systems and manages the progression of our cases. She is also responsible for some of our more complex cases.
Angela came to LET after working for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) for 9 years. At PHSO she was initially involved in casework learning and knowledge management before moving on to carrying out investigations. In her last three years at PHSO she was involved in carrying out systemic investigations. She worked closely with colleagues at PHSO and in the NHS to produce the report Dying without dignity (https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/publications/dying-without-dignity-0).
She was responsible for instigating and carrying out an investigation into how DVLA assess medical fitness to drive (https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/publications/driven-despair). Her proudest moment at PHSO came when she attended the Houses of Parliament to watch the Parliamentary Administration Select Committee hold DVLA and the Department for Transport to account because of the failings identified in the report.
Before working for PHSO Angela pursued a career in Archaeology. She obtained her PhD from Glasgow University in 2005.
Stewart Goshawk, Adviser
Stewart has worked in the charitable trusts and foundations world for around 25 years, and is currently the Chief Executive of the Wembley National Stadium Trust. However, he was previously the Head of Secretariat at the London Bombings Relief Fund – and brings this wealth of knowledge about the delivery of disaster funds to the London Emergencies Trust, where he acts in the voluntary capacity as Adviser.
Outside of work, Stewart is chair of Essex Wildlife Trust, the Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and a trustee of two local grant-making foundations. He is also an avid sports fan, having played competitively at a local level for many years, but now confines his activities to the terraces and helping behind the scenes.
Arman Alan Ali, Communications Manager
Alan is an award-winning freelance who manages LET’s press and media relations, social media and website. He previously managed communications for the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund after the 7/7 attacks on London.
He combines extensive experience of the charitable and public sectors where his clients have included the Mayor of London’s press office, several London boroughs, as well as charities such as the Camden Society, the Migrants’ Rights Network, the AIRE Centre, Lambeth Law Centre, Plan UK, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and Women for Women International.
Outside of work his interests include Spanish history, culture and language as well as getting along to as many matches as he can to watch his beloved Chelsea FC.