Trustee & Chair of Trust Finance Committee
Alan has a degree in Business Studies and was, until retirement, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has worked within finance in the industrial sector for over 40 years and has had experience in multi-national organisations as well as small privately-owned businesses.
In the last 6 years of his full-time career he was the Finance Director for a division of a US multinational group. This business, with its base in Royston, designed and manufactured the equipment which was used to test the first Mars Rover.
More recently, Alan has undertaken interim assignments for a number of organisations in the UK, including 3 national PLCs as well as some small local businesses.
He has spent a significant number of years involved in the acquisition and integration of businesses and he believes that the finance function has an important role to play as part of the strategic team within every organisation.