Alan started working at the university in 2003 after a period at the University of Sussex. He has had several different roles, his current job as Risk & Compliance Manager means that he works on every campus of the university and gets to meet colleagues from many diverse areas. He is also a Residential Advisor living in halls providing pastoral support to resident students. He is an active member of the LGBT+ staff network group.
For eight years, Alan was a member of both the Governance Board and the Sector Advisory Group of the Universities UK Code of Practice for Student Accommodation Management. He has represented UUK to central government and has been the UUK representative to the committee of management of the Accreditation Network UK.
As a World Sailing International Judge and International Umpire Alan officiates at pinnacle level sailing competitions throughout the world including the London and Rio Olympic Games. He has been a member of or has chaired several committees at the national governing body for sailing, and has represented it on the council of Sports Officials UK.
Alan is Chair of the Board of Directors of Actually Community Interest Company, whose principal function is to run the Brighton & Hove Actually Gay Men’s Chorus. In addition to ensuring the good governance of the CIC, Alan loves to perform with the chorus and as Chair represents them throughout the Brighton & Hove LGBTQ community.