The Constitution Unit


Alan Cogbill

Alan Cogbill

Alan Cogbill was a senior civil servant, in the Home Office and then the Lord Chancellor's Department, where he was Director, Civil Justice and Legal Affairs.  He was Finance Director in the Department for Constitutional Affairs, before becoming head of the Wales Office, and finally, Chief Executive of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.  For the Constitution Unit he led in 2015-16 a major project on developing a reserved powers model of devolution for Wales, together with Sir Stephen Laws.  In 2017 he is leading a study looking at the role of Non-Executive Directors on Whitehall boards.  His publications include:

  • Challenge and Opportunity: the draft Wales Bill (January 2016)
  • Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales (September 2015)