Alan graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1992 with an Honours Degree in Applied Microbiology. Having spent eleven years working in the pharmaceutical sector developing his sales, marketing and management experience, he then enjoyed a further ten years in the dental implant market. There he continued in sales management before specialising in Training and Education.
As Head of Education UK & Ireland at Straumann Ltd, Alan was responsible for the creation and delivery of a strategic education and training plan to support and grow all sections of the company’s business, including all educational courses, activities and events for all dental health professionals in the UK and Ireland, mentoring and Key Opinion Leader development.
In addition, in the role of Section Administrator for the ITI Section UK & Ireland Alan was responsible for the development and delivery of the strategic and tactical plan for the Section, working closely with Global ITI and the UK & Ireland Section Leadership Team. This included responsibility for all ITI educational events, such as national congresses, educational courses and study clubs, speaker development programmes, mentoring, budgeting and membership quality and growth.
Alan’s passion, enthusiasm and experience in Education and Training has led him to join VSSAcademy as Managing Director, responsible for a full and rapidly – developing VSSAcademy education and training programme, including all courses and mentoring
When not on VSS business Alan can be found on his allotment or playing tennis or racketball.