Alan was appointed Group Business Development Director in 2008 with responsibility for promoting BAE Systems globally.
After a career in British Aerospace Dynamics Limited covering contracts, project management, procurement and strategy, Alan became the company’s Managing Director, Europe and North America in the International Marketing and Sales organisation.
In 1998, he joined Matra British Aerospace Dynamics as Deputy Chief Executive and subsequently in 2002 he became Chief Operating Officer at MBDA Missile Systems. Later that year, he was seconded to the UK Ministry of Defence as Head of Defence Export Services where he advised on defence exports and led a team of 600 civil servants and military personnel.
Alan has an MBA from Cranfield and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Career highlights: Alan led his team at Matra British Aerospace Dynamics to win the Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile competition with Meteor in 1998. In 2007 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
When not at work: Alan supports Tottenham Hostspur Football Club and enjoys travelling. He has two daughters.