Alan is a housing and human resources professional with over 30 years’ experience in the management and delivery of public services. With a passion for improving lives and communities, as part of his current role Alan is responsible for livin’s Housing and Business Development department which leads on providing added value services to tenants and residents in livin communities.
This includes tackling the social and economic issues that exist locally through interventions such as community development, digital inclusion/transformation, employability support, community investment and partnership work. Alan also leads on core corporate services including tenancy management, Human Resources, ICT, business strategy, performance and marketing. Under Alan’s direction, livin has recently become proud winners of The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award for its powerful employability programme. Delivered in partnership with local employers, livin Futures has helped over 500 young people through careers advice, work experience, mentoring and training.
Social housing providers today have a much bigger role to play than just that of a landlord. Economic pressures mean that people need extra support in other aspects of their lives, such as employability, financial inclusion and social and digital inclusion to help to create sustainable, thriving communities.
Responsible Business is an endorsement of livin’s added value achievements, providing a network of partners and an opportunity to share best practices, to collaborate and to showcase the great work of employees and communities across the sector.
Why Alan has been nominated
Alan is a Senior Executive Director position at livin, being responsible for the development of core housing management services and a host of modern business development support functions. At a time when the Housing sector is under significant pressure to fundamentally reviewing its business, Alan’s role is critical to the successful development and delivery of livin’s Business Strategy.
Alan’s track record of balancing the delivery of social value whilst retaining financial value, means he is ideally placed as a ‘Sustainable Business leader.’ His numerous successes to date, coupled with his strategic knowledge, enthusiasm and drive make him an ideal nominee for this programme.
"Alan leads the development of core housing management services and a host of modern business development support functions at livin. His track record of balancing the delivery of social value whilst retaining financial value means he is ideally placed as a 'Sustainable Business leader.'" - Colin Steel, Chief Executive, livin.