Alan is responsible for the formulation of the global technology strategy and delivery of the supporting programmes to underpin product development and enable new business opportunities. His previous engineering leadership roles included Chief Engineer Future Programmes, Engineering Director Rolls-Royce Deutschland and Chief Engineer V2500. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1987 from NEI Parsons in Newcastle. Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also Chairman of the Derby Branch of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust and a director of the Aerospace Technology Institute.