Alan holds a BA in Asian Studies from Griffith University, Brisbane and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland. Prior to executive search, Alan worked in finance and management. In finance he worked for JB Were, Australian Bank and Security Pacific, undertaking corporate advisory and merger and acquisition assignments, before becoming CEO of a listed investment company. He then took on the leadership of a substantial membrane technology business.
Alan has over 20 years’ executive search experience. He joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1995 and worked in the Sydney and Melbourne offices before moving to Heidrick and Struggles in 1998 to establish and lead its Melbourne office. In late 2001 Alan established his own boutique search business. This merged into InterSearch Australia in early 2016.
Alan’s major practice areas have been the infrastructure, natural resources and energy sectors across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He has worked for major private sector businesses, State Owned Enterprises, Government Departments and industry associations, at Board, CEO and senior executive levels. His experience covers transport, networks (gas, electricity and telecommunications), production, supply chain and industry regulation.