Alan specialises in branding, crisis communications and media relations with particular expertise in the investment, personal finance and technology press. He has over 10 years’ experience in journalism, having worked on nationals such as The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and The Guardian, while freelancing for the BBC, Sky News, ITV, Channel 4, CNN and CNBC, as well as trade and local press.
Over the past five years, he has represented a range of clients while working for some of the UK’s largest PR firms; he was previously Head of Financial Services at Fleishman Hillard and a Partner at Bell Pottinger. These clients include research consultancy TNS, State Street, Generali, the family office Stonehage, Global Payments, HSBC, the European Investment Fund, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Investec Structured Products, Berwin Leighton Paisner and State Bank of India UK. He has also worked on a range of international, governmental communications campaigns.
His crisis communications experience includes foreign election campaigns, high-net-worth individual reputation management, country-specific reputation management, public health issues relating to consumer services and damage limitation on investment/personal finance products.
Alan has NCTJ-equivalent media law training and holds the Chartered Financial Institute qualification in investment and risk.