Alan is responsible for the implementation of customised executive education programmes. He has worked with global clients in the financial services, oil exploration, engineering, extractive, packaging and pharmaceutical sectors in Europe and the Middle East. He has worked on programmes that address leadership and strategy issues for senior (sub-board) executive groups, high potential talent development mid-level, as well as junior managers. His role includes client relationship management, client discovery and programme design, educator selection and overseeing programme implementation.
Alan has had a long involvement in executive education. From 1997-2002, he was a programme director in executive development at City University Business School, London. He was primarily responsible for the portfolio of international financial sector clients, focusing on investment banks, fund managers and consultancies. He was responsible for tendering, designing and supervising premium in-house programmes and managing financial markets open courses. He has taught for the evening MBA and final-year undergraduate business school degrees as well as to professional audiences.
Between 1990-1997, Alan was financial markets courses director in the Management Development Centre of City University Business School, London where his role included managing and marketing public and in-company programmes in the financial markets and banking areas.
Alan has also worked as a financial training consultant. Immediately prior to joining Duke CE, he was managing and teaching on programmes for the financial community in the UK and overseas. He has consulted on projects in the emerging economies of Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Azerbaijan. He was responsible for the design and implementation of the seven State Securities Commission registration examinations in Azerbaijan. He has also written a number of training manuals and e-learning training courses.
Alan holds a B.A. in Modern History from the University of London and a Ph.D. in Economic and Social History from the University of Kent. He has published several books and training manuals and is also the co-author of a major reference work on monetary economics and history.
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