Alan is a Chartered Certified Accountant and worked in the defence industry for 24 years and then worked in what is commonly known as "Clubland". He started with the Oxford & Cambridge Club and then on to the famous Garrick Club where he was Financial Controller with responsibilities that included attending a number of governing Committees including that for finance, investments and a charitable trust until his retirement.  More recently, he has been appointed by the Dartford Council to sit on their Independent Remuneration Panel Council. In addition to these responsibilities he is also a senior Trustee Director of a major pension scheme.