Alan has been Engineering Director for Google Australia and New Zealand since 2007. He joined Google from NetPriva, a networking software company he founded in 2005 which was acquired by Expand Networks and in turn acquired by Riverbed. From 1986 until 2002 he lived in California. Alan worked for Schlumberger for 8 years, then in 1996 founded NetMind, which developed the Internet's first change detection service. NetMind was acquired in 2000 by Intellisync (now part of Nokia) where he was VP of Engineering until returning to Australia in 2002.
Alan is co-founder of SA Angels, co-founder and director of StartupAUS and serves on the advisory boards of several Australian universities and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) Industry Advisory Committee.