Alan is an accomplished communications professional with 40 years’ experience, with roles including stockbroking and investment banking, financial journalism, credit and equities investment research, investor relations, in-house corporate affairs management, and external corporate affairs and issues management consulting.
Alan has been working in corporate affairs and issues management since 2011, either as an inhouse executive or as an external consultant.
General media and investor communications support and strategy for clients including Coca-Cola Amatil, Cleanaway Waste Management, Primary Health Care, Eclipx Group, Cabcharge Australia, Pro-Pac Packaging, oOh! Media, Palisade Investment Partners, Brickworks and REST Super
From 2004 to 2010, Alan was a senior writer with The Australian Financial Review, including writing the paper’s prestigious Chanticleer column for three years.
Before that, Alan spent almost 20 years working variously in equities research, sales and corporate advisory roles, principally with Macquarie Group. His research responsibilities included transportation, durable and non-durable consumer products, and conglomerates. Alan worked on equity capital markets transactions for companies in the transportation, media and financial services industries, as well as on M&A transactions involving mining, media, transport and consumer products companies.
Alan left the finance industry in 2002 to become Global General Manager, Corporate Communications for multinational gaming group Aristocrat Leisure.
Alan’s early career included credit research with Dun & Bradstreet and financial journalism with Australian Consolidated Press and John Fairfax & Sons. He was a staff writer for Australian Business and BRW magazines, a regular columnist for Asian Finance (monthly) and the Sydney Morning Herald (weekly), and a contributor to Forbes and Euromoney.