Alan has worked for the Department of Conservation for 13 years in various portfolios. His role within DOC is to progress landscape scale native plant restoration opportunities, working with iwi, community groups and others.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland Alan has been in NZ for over 20 years. His previous work experience has been within restoration and the nursery sector in NZ, USA and Europe.
Living in Christchurch, outside of work Alan assists various community groups with ecological advice and restoration.