| ||Alan teaches and lectures strategy and future thinking at the University of Ulster and is Course Director for the MSc in Executive Leadership. He runs executive master classes and boardroom briefings for directors and senior executives and provides advice to companies wishing to refine their strategic thinking. Recent activity in this area includes companies in the IT, Banking and Insurance sectors.
| ||He is Treasurer for SCEPSTA, the body that convenes leadership and best practice conferences for all the major European Public Sector Training Authorities. In addition he leads a group each year to world class companies in the United States in association with Boston College's Carroll School of Management which is acknowledged as one of the leading business schools in the US.
| ||He holds an MBA, the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, and the Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.|