Dr Richard Piper is Chief Executive of the new charity formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK. He joined in September 2017 having previously worked for Mencap, NCVO and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and provided consultancy to many of the UK’s biggest and smallest charities. He is a trustee of the Royal Colleges of Nursing Foundation and the Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association and is an active volunteer for St Albans Woodcraft Folk.