After graduating from Leicester University in 1972 Alan moved to South Africa to work for the South African Geological Survey. After completing a Masters degree on the Bushveld Complex Alan joined Gencor’s Johannesburg based exploration office. In 1978 Alan moved to Namibia where he undertook research work on the genesis of uranium mineralisation in the Damaran. After completing his Ph.D. with Leeds University Alan moved to Australia to work for a number of majors including BHP, WMC and CRA before becoming a full time consultant geologist. In his consulting capacity Alan has worked for numerous ASX listed companies operating in Australia, Europe, South America and Africa.