Alan was elected to Medway Council in 1997. He has been a member of Medway Cabinet since 2001. Alan was deputy leader from 2001 to 2015 and has been the leader from 2015 to the present day.
His portfolio responsibilities are strategic leadership of the council, finance and communications.
Alan is interested in country sports and Tottenham Hotspur FC.
He is a business consultant and author of 11 books on country sports and the countryside, together with over 1,200 published articles in the national sporting press.