Alan trained as a chartered quantity surveyor with Ideal Homes before qualifying in 1984. He joined CALA in 1986 as a Development Manager for CALA Homes (South).
In July 1990, Alan became Development Director of CALA Homes (South) before being appointed as Managing Director of CALA Homes (Midlands) in 1995.
Alan was appointed to the Executive Board in July 2006, and the Group Board in August 2007, following his appointment as Regional Chairman of CALA Homes in England.
Alan also has Group responsibilities for Sales and Marketing and Corporate Communications. In November 2008, Alan took the role of Managing Director for CALA Homes across the UK.
In September 2009 Alan was appointed Chief Executive.