Alan launched GMG Ventures LP in 2017. He is a non executive director of the incubator and accelerator programme Founders Factory as well as Signal Media, Vidsy, Decoded and Spoken Layer. He is also on the Limited Partner Advisory Committees of two US venture capital funds
Alan was previously Chief Investment Officer of Guardian Media Group (“GMG”) from 2011 to 2017. During this time he raised over £1.1 billion in cash for GMG via asset disposals and an IPO. He then invested it in a multi-asset, global, endowment fund which he managed. The fund invested in several venture capital and private equity funds as part of this strategy
Alan was formerly a director of Top Right Group (now Ascential PLC), Seven, GMG Property Software and Real & Smooth Radio. He was also a member of GMG’s Investment Committee, the Guardian Executive Committee and a board observer for AutoTrader
Prior to this, Alan spent 14 years in Telecom, Media & Technology investment banking, including 10 years at Merrill Lynch International
He has executed over 100 corporate transactions including equity investments, acquisitions, company sales, mergers, IPO’s and debt financings
Alan has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin.