Alan is an experienced Financier with strong networks. His financial and strategic management skills, provide him with a good understanding of the issues that SME owners confront on a daily basis.
He has lived and worked in many localities across New Zealand and has been involved in many community organisations. As he nears the end of his career he has begun to focus more on the things he is passionate about, family, travelling, walking his dog and keeping fit, trout fishing and skiing (intermediate slopes only).
If you could invite five people to a dinner party, dead or alive, who would they be?
My father - his life was too short...there are lots we never did together
Ronald Reagan- what would he do as President of the US today?
Tiger Woods - is a real person and the best golfer of all time...I would love a few golfing tips
Eleanor Roosevelt...visionary and way ahead of her times
Richie McCaw - one of the greatest NZ Sportsmen
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
My partner, our dog Zen and endless margaritas.
What is your favourite holiday destination and why?
Mykonos, has a great climate, clean water, cheap wine, great beaches, lovely people and no NZ politics.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Treat every day as if it's your last and never miss an opportunity.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Buy a large private yacht with a crew and cruise the Mediterranean Sea.