Alan currently works at the Ministry for the Environment as a Principal Analyst. He previously worked as the Senior Social Policy Analyst at The Salvation Army's Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit. He was the author of The Salvation Army's well-regarded State of the Nation Reports from 2009 to 2019 as well as most of its reports on housing.
In his spare time, he is a community activist in South Auckland. For 15 years he was a school board trustee and a sports club administrator and coach. He is a life member of the Manurewa Marlins Rugby League Club. Alan is also a trustee for two housing NGOs, the Auckland Housing Association and Auckland Community Housing Trust. Formerly he was chair of Community Housing Aotearoa.
He has an academic background in town planning and economics and was involved in Auckland local government for over 20 years both as a politician and bureaucrat.
Alan is a contributor to CPAG's work around housing, incomes policy and macro-economic policy and provides much of the background analysis for our annual review of Government's budget.