Alan is the Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce. In this role he is responsible for new product development across the aerospace businesses and the integration of product and technology strategy. He also has accountability for the formulation and the delivery of the supporting research and technology programmes many of which involve global collaborations. Prior to this he held a number of engineering leadership roles throughout the product lifecycle both in the UK and overseas. These included Chief Engineer for Civil Future Programmes, Engineering Director Rolls-Royce Deutschland based in Berlin, Chief Engineer on the collaborative IAE V2500 and Chief Performance Engineer Trent 500/700/900. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1987 having worked on steam turbine design with NEI Parsons in Newcastle. Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also Chairman of the Derby and Hucknall Branch of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust and a director of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).