Alan brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, general management and strategic planning to the selection and development of management teams. Prior to founding Katalyst with his colleagues and its subsequent sale to Octopus Investments, he held senior marketing positions in fast moving consumer goods companies: Sara Lee, Rank Hovis McDougall, Cambridge Nutrition and Great Universal Stores. His experience as a general manager includes Managing Director of Cambridge Nutrition, Dairy Crest and Premier Brands. Alan has also been a Non-Executive Director of Lingarden.
Alan holds a B.A.(Hons) in Economics (Liverpool University) and a PhD in Business Administration (University of Manchester).