It was a great deal to ask of anyone and he knew it. Dr Rathburn gave in; she knew what he was like. After all, they had known each other for years. It had been particularly awkward. Gingerly Dr Middlebrook opened the door to the boardroom, and as he entered, immediately saw the look of disapproval on the face of Dr Anna Rathburn, Chief Executive of St. She bent down to pick up the glasses from the coffee table placing them on a tray. Her demeanour was generally of a happy girl, with a tendency to be shy rather than outgoing.