(Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee - GATCOM)
Alan is the Burstow Parish Council representative at GATCOM and it is from there that he has been appointed to sit as a member of
the Trust. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer who spent most of his working life in the Electricity Supply Industry after spending 5 years in the Nuclear Industry.
It was called the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) when he joined but it was split into four companies when it became privatised in 1990. At that stage
he was now employed by National Grid, in an area of work that he had been involved with since joining the CEGB.
On his retirement, he became a Burstow Parish Councillor and served there for eight years, being chairman for part of that time. He then became a Tandridge District
Councillor and served 16 years as a ward councillor in Burstow, Horne & Outwood. He was the Council Chairman in 2010/11 so spent his year visiting many charitable organisations.
Apart from serving on different committees, he was also Vice Chairman of the East Surrey Community Health Services Council and was the council member representative at the Tandridge
Voluntary Services Council (TVSC).
In 1998 Burstow Parish Council were given the opportunity to join GATCOM and Alan became their representative. When he became the District Councillor he relinquished his Parish seat and became the
Tandridge representative. He continued in this role for several years and, when replaced, he became the Parish Council member once again.