Alan is a Chartered Chemist with an MSc in Analytical Science. He worked for industry giant Reckitt Benckiser for over 35 years, eventually becoming the Supply Director for Northern Europe, with responsibility for manufacturing operations in Hull, Nottingham and Derby. During this time he had extensive experience of major organisational change management both at shop floor and management levels across multi sites. Whilst at RB he also sat in the boards of Hull Forward and the Humber Economic Partnership. Since leaving RB in 2009 has he become self-employed and has worked as a consultant in both Manufacturing Efficiency and workforce training & development both in the UK and overseas.