Alan Chater qualified as a Chartered Accountant with one of the largest accountancy firms. He has over 30 years experience in all aspects of management, in the UK and overseas, with particular emphasis on business development. He has held senior board positions in large multinationals, including FTSE 100 companies and private companies, as well as director and chairman roles in the not for profit sector. He has worked in the oil, chemicals, leisure, property, consultancy and education sectors. He was appointed a trustee in 2011.