Alan is the Executive Director of the European Fire Sprinkler Network.
On graduating from Cambridge University he joined Shell as a research process engineer, moving to Proctor & Gamble before joining Tyco in 1992. With Tyco he held a series of European fire protection business and product management roles, culminating in responsibility for the European sprinkler components business. In 2003 Alan left Tyco and set up the EFSN.
For the past 13 years he has led and participated in successful sprinkler campaigns in many European countries, working with EFSN members, fire chiefs and officials to ensure that new buildings are fitted with sprinklers. Alan is an active participant in research to analyse the economic and environmental benefits of sprinklers to society.
He is also a member of fire safety standards and regulatory committees for BSI, CEN and NFPA. He is a chartered chemical engineer.