Alan officially joined the International Executive Team in January 2013. He was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia and comes from a Taoist Buddhist background. He met Christ through The Navigators while studying at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1973. After working as an accountant, Alan came on staff with The Navigators in 1979. He started the work among Asian students in Melbourne and led that effort for nearly nine years.
In 1984, Alan returned to Malaysia where he served as a staff trainer and Campus Director. He served as the National Director for Malaysia in 1988 until 1999. Starting in 1993, he also joined the Asia Executive Team. Since then he has been traveling throughout Asia coaching and encouraging Navigator staff and labourers. In 2006, the Asian Navigators selected Alan as the Regional Director of the Navigator work in Asia.
Alan is married to Connie and they are blessed with 3 boys – Rowan (25) Benjamin (22) and Timothy (20).