Alan is the Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce. In this role he leads the integration of new product development across the aerospace businesses globally and optimising product and technology strategy. He also has accountability for the formulation and the delivery of the supporting research and technology programmes many of which involve global collaborations. Prior to this he held a number of engineering leadership roles throughout the product lifecycle both in the UK and overseas. These included EVP Technology and Future Programmes, Engineering Director Rolls-Royce Deutschland based in Berlin, and Chief Engineer on the collaborative IAE V2500 engine. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1987 having worked on steam turbine design with NEI Parsons in Newcastle.
External appointments include Director Aerospace Technology Institute, Member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network and Chair of the Derby and Hucknall Branch of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust.
Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society.