Dartington Service Design Lab welcomes new trustees

The Dartington Service Design Lab will be kicking off 2018 by welcoming four new trustees.



The Service Design Lab, which launched in April 2017, is strengthening its Board with leading figures from policy, consultancy, and journalism.

Deborah Cohen, Patrick Diamond, Sandra Di Vito, and Ruth Dobson will join the Board in January and all bring a wealth of experience to support the Lab as it pioneers a new approach to system and service design to improve outcomes for children, young people, and communities.


Deborah Cohen is an award-winning, medically-qualified TV and print reporter, and was the first Investigations Editor of The BMJ. She has reported and co-produced documentaries for Panorama, Dispatches, and Newsnight, and works closely with the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine, combining epidemiology with journalism.

Patrick Diamond is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, and co-chair of the Policy Network think tank. Patrick worked at the heart of Whitehall for over a decade as a Senior Advisor in Number 10 and the Cabinet Office, where he supported the development of key policy initiatives affecting children and young people.

Deborah and Patrick will be joined by Sandra di Vito, a Partner at PA Consulting, with many years’ experience leading projects across local and national government to drive improved outcomes and efficiency. Sandra has also delivered projects across the private sector, helping businesses to modernise and adapt.

Ruth Dobson is an independent advisor to purpose-led organisations in the private and social sectors. As a partner at PwC Ruth established their Sustainability and Climate Change in China, and since then has worked with a range of organisations to help them navigate change and growth, and achieve social goals.


Joyce Moseley, the Chair of the Dartington Service Design Lab, said:


I’m delighted that our search has resulted in four such talented and experienced individuals joining the Dartington Service Design Lab. They bring so much expertise to support our already strong team, and our brilliant staff. The uncertain financial climate for public bodies and charities means it’s more important than ever to ensure services really work – together we can advance the crucial reforms and improvements needed.

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