Alan is a qualified accountant and has spent most of his working life in Shropshire and the West Midlands, working for local authorities, building societies and in higher education. He is currently working at Aston University where he specialises in strategic risk management. He has previously been a non-executive director for another large West Midlands based housing association and has considerable experience of governance having chaired various Audit and other board committees within the different areas he has worked.
He has extensive operational and strategic experience in accounting, finance, people, investment, insurance and audit services, and how these apply in a variety of industries and regulated bodies. Alan due to the extensive nature of his career has had wide managerial experiences from many varied situations the benefit of which he is able to bring to this position.