Alan is the chairman of the APM Group. Originally a civil engineer, he later worked on major North Sea and petrochemical construction projects. He was an early director of Cranfield University’s MSc in Project Management, then MD of a leading consultancy in programme and project management – Nichols Associates. He is chairman of Cranfield University’s Science and Engineering Research Ethics Committee and SPD’s Medical Ethics committee.
He also chairs Ecumenical Partnership Initiatives Limited which runs Workplace Ministry in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and is a volunteer chaplain to the East of England Ambulance Service. He was a director of the International Center for Spirit at Work; a board member of the Cranfield Management Association and is a Certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants.