Alan is a member of the UK Group Board of Havas Worldwide, one of the world’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and digital services groups. Together with Board colleagues, Alan is responsible for the governance, strategy and operations of 6 market-leading group companies in the UK. Alan is also an Ambassador for One Young World, the Havas-backed global summit for 1500 young leaders from 190 countries supported by the likes of David Cameron, Bill Clinton, Bob Geldof and Desmond Tutu.
He is a co-founder and/or investor in a number of businesses including technology start-ups like StreetHub.com and EReceipts.co.uk; a judge for Wayra, Telefonica’s technology-focused business accelerator programme; and a member of the Conservatives’ Digital Advisory Board. Alan’s previous roles including working for UK Communications & Technology Minister Ed Vaizey MP, a major international corporate law firm, and an investment bank. Alan read Law at Cambridge University winning the ECS Wade Prize for Administrative Law (Top of Year) and completed a post-graduate diploma in Oxford. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors’ Club.
Alan is President & Trustee of Magic Breakfast (the UK’s leading school breakfast club charity), a member of Cambridge University’s Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Royal British Legion’s young professionals’ network. Alan is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, a member of the Sandbox network of Millennial leaders, and speaks and writes regularly on Generation Y’s perspectives on leadership, management, globalisation and philanthropy. Follow Alan on Twitter: @AlanMakUK