Alan was educated in the Isle of Man before studying Law at Liverpool University.
Returning to the Island, Alan has accumulated over 25 years of wide and varied experience in the financial services sector having worked for four international Banks and their local Trust/Fiduciary Services operations, including a period of 11 years as Company Secretary of HSBC Trustee (Isle of Man) Limited.
An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers having qualified in 1991, Alan also holds the Financial Planning Certificate.
Alan has also studied for a number of other qualifications that must have seemed like a very good idea at the time.
A chat with Alan
What was your first job?
Laxey Glen Flour Mills – loved it. Worked there 4 times during school summer holidays.
When you were growing up, what did you want to be?
What infuriates you?
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?
Locking one of my previous managers in the bank safe on Christmas eve. He had to call the MD to come down and let him out – fortunately the MD’s mother in law was in residence so he was glad of the excuse to pop out.
Name 5 guests dead or alive you would invite to a dinner party?
Mike Hailwood, Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Aung San Suu Kyi and Red Rum.
Worst job you’ve ever had?
Better not answer that one!
If you could change one law what would it be?
Not sure about one law but one thing would be “Save The Whales”.
Favorite TV programme?
Favorite holiday destination?
Favorite meal ?
Tea & Toast. Maybe a little Marmalade.
What is the best invention ever?
Penicillin – so it said on the tele
What was the first concert you attended?
Can you change the oil in a car?
If you could time travel, which era would you visit?
The far future – would be interesting to see what human ingenuity achieves.