Alan is a Chartered Accountant. He spent 10 years as a professional accountant in London and was CEO of an international electronics group until 1994. He held the role of Director of Finance and latterly Director of Finance and Operations at TLM International Office for 20 years before retiring in 2014. He is a part time consultant and has recently been working with the UN in Bangladesh to support Internal Audit and Governance. He is a board member of TLM Trading and a Trustee of the TLM Central Pension scheme.