Alan is a former chairman of the TFGA Dairy Council, which nominated him to the Board. He and wife Rosie run Telita Dairy at Derby. They began as share-farmers and now own 555 ha. Their main enterprise is dairy, but they have a diversity of vegetable and horticultural crops and forestry. They won the inaugural Island Award in 2012 for excellence in farm management. Alan is managing director of Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme and is active in natural resource management.