Alan is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University. He has more than seventeen years’ experience as a finance director in a series of complex businesses. In BOC Gases he held a number of senior roles including finance director for the Asia region based in Singapore, where he worked on a range of business development and restructuring projects across eleven countries including China and India.
After returning to the UK he joined the Senior Civil Service as Finance and Commercial Director for the Child Support Agency and later its successor body CMEC, which he played a leading role in setting up as an arm’s length body. The CSA and CMEC presented a major turnaround and transformation challenge in which Alan played a very broad and successful role for six years. He then joined Capita where he was Chief Financial Officer for their corporate travel and events business and most recently for local government services.