Alan has been appointed as Managing Director of Core29 in April 2022 and is responsible for the implementation of a growth strategy aimed at supporting business transformation through digitalisation.
Alan joined Core29 from his role as Director of Energy and Industry at Johnston Carmichael and has held various leadership and technical positions over a successful career spanning 32 years in the energy and finance sectors. He brings with him a wealth of industry experience and knowledge covering upstream operations, technology development and mergers and acquisitions.
Alan is a graduate of Robert Gordon University where he received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Engineering. His connection to the university is retained as Chair of the RGU Alumni Council and Board Member of the RGU Foundation.
Beyond these roles, Alan is also a member of various professional bodies which include Society of Underwater Technology (SUT), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA), and supports several industry awards as a judge, and various other industry and business corporate memberships – both local and national.In his spare time, Alan competes in extreme endurance races and has completed Marathon des Sables (across the Sahara), Cape Wrath Ultra (400km to the very north of Scotland), and The Spine (Britain’s Most Brutal race, occurring in the depth of Winter and covering the length of the Pennine Way, in England).