Alan joined ALCS in 2003 as Manager of the Print Media Department, with responsibility for the distribution of CLA and Public Lending Right income, managing the database of members and their repertoire, and overseeing the author research team. He was subsequently made Head of the Licensed Works Department in 2008.
He became ALCS’ Chief Operating Officer in 2013 overseeing the Distributions, Membership, Data and Systems teams, with responsibility for the receipt and processing of licence income, membership services and distributions, data services and ALCS’ internal systems.
Alan sits on the Distributions and Membership Committee, whose function is to set ALCS’ operational strategy, review all policies and procedures with regard to the collection and distribution of income, the procurement and processing of data and all matters relating to ALCS current and potential membership.
He represents ALCS on a number of international groups, including the CISAC CT-DLV (Dramatic, Literary & Audiovisual Technical Committee), IDA Management Committee (International Database of Audiovisual Works) and the CISAC Audiovisual Experts Group.
Alan is a graduate in English Studies and has a Masters in Linguistics.