Alan in his role as Chairman leads the Board and sets the agenda, ensuring the Board discharges its role effectively through effective constructive relationships with the Co-CEOs and Non-Executive Board members. In his role as Chairman, Alan is also responsible for ensuring that the Board’s decision-making is balanced, effective and is composed of the right mix of skills and experience. This balance promotes a culture of transparency, challenge and scrutiny whilst maintaining effective communications with shareholders and stakeholders.
Alan is an experienced financial services practitioner, having had an established career in the Investment Banking sector. Since Alan’s appointment in 2017, he has navigated the Board through significant change. Alan’s track record of focusing on strategy has guided the Board to articulate a strategy that is embedded in the business and one which shareholders and stakeholders support and are engaged with.
Alan has over 27 years' equity markets' experience working for leading financial services firms and held senior positions as Head of Global Sales Trading at Morgan Stanley (1996-2003), Global Head of Equities at Cazenove (2003-2010) and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Cash Equities at JP Morgan Cazenove (2010-2011).
Alan is the Non-Executive Chairman of Brooks Macdonald Group Plc and has served as a Non-Executive Director to Hydrodec Group Plc (2012-2016) and was a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Alan also served as a Non-Executive Director to McLean Advisory Limited (2015-2017).