Alan Hayman is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology with 40 years industrial experience working in large, medium and small enterprises. His experience encompasses engineering roles, executive directorships, chief executive, and non-executive directorships, including the chairman of two boards. He has worked in the telecommunications, process automation, defence, food processing and business support sectors. He led and successfully concluded a management buy out of an ailing engineering company, which was subsequently transformed into a highly profitable enterprise. He has presented and lectured at business and academic events in the UK and overseas. He is the author of a number of management articles for journals and magazines.