Alan graduated in History at the University of Kent. He is an artist who has exhibited in New York and is cited in Kennedy Publications Best of Worldwide Charcoal, Pastel & Pencil Artists. A frequent visitor to Nepal, Alan is the CEO of the UK Nepal Friendship Society, an organization that aims to protect and promote the various cultures that exist within Nepal through interrelated projects and activities in both countries. In 2015 he directed the UKNFS contribution to the Britain Nepal Bicentenary art exhibition. He has facilitated, through the English FA, a friendly international football match between the two countries, and led an initiative to boost the British Nepali community s participation in the UK s democratic processes by engaging the main UK Nepali community organizations with Parliament in Westminster and the Welsh Assembly.