Alan is the Executive Director of the European Fire Sprinkler Network and a chartered chemical engineer.
After graduating from Cambridge University, he worked as a research process engineer for Shell and Procter & 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 European Fire Sprinkler Network, EFSN, a fire safety coalition whose members wish to see an improvement in fire safety through the widespread use of fire sprinkler systems. He is currently a member of committees for the BSI, CEN and NFPA.