“Alan is one of those colleagues you never forget. This is because he has that rare combination of technical acumen, business sense and strategic thinking. These attributes combined; provide for a an always-valuable consultative discussion with customers and colleagues alike. I value Alan's opinions, as they emanate from a place of deep learning and pragmatic thinking. His clients are fortunate to have him as an adviser and advocate. His colleagues benefit from his generous advice and well-grounded direction”.