Alan joined the Company in December 2012 as Chairman. He is the CEO of IP Group plc, a FTSE 250 company and leading global intellectual property commercialisation company. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Proactis, an AIM listed software company and a Non-Executive Director in a number of other leading technology companies. From 2008 to 2014, he was a Non-Executive Director of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). Previously, Alan was a partner in KPMG where he specialised in providing advice to fast-growing technology businesses. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Alan holds a BA in Economics and an MBA.