Having worked in the electricity industry since 1986, he is now a qualified overhead line engineer. Alan has a background in safety and situational awareness, as well as extensive experience with rigging and working at height.
Alan became an amateur radio operator in 2011 and took on the role of Deputy County Controller for Dorset RAYNET in early 2017. Later in 2017 he was made County Controller. He is also lead instructor for amateur radio courses at Flight Refueling Amateur Radio Society, based near Wimborne.