Having joined the paper as sports editor in 1984, Alan held a number of editorial production roles before being appointed editor in April 2007. He started his journalistic career as a trainee reporter at the Chester Observer in 1980.
Alan will report in to Vincent Boni, Managing Director of Newsquest Hampshire, who said: “I am delighted to see Alan step up to this important role. He has a love of island life, business and, of course, a commitment to maintain the quality and values of the County Press as we cultivate the digital opportunities for local enterprise.”
Alan said: “We have a great, committed staff here at the County Press and I look forward to managing them as we create a new model under Newsquest ownership.”