Alan Downey

Non-Executive Director

Alan Downey began his career in 1981 as a fast-stream civil servant at the Department of the Environment, where he worked on a range of policies in areas such as urban regeneration, social housing, environmental protection and local government finance. He also spent two years as private secretary to successive Ministers of Local Government.  In 1989 he joined KPMG, one of the Big Four accountancy and consulting firms, becoming a partner in 1997.

At KPMG his clients included government departments, local authorities and NHS trusts as well as companies in the transport, leisure and financial services sectors. Much of his consulting work has focused on performance improvement and commercial strategy. In his final years at KPMG Alan led the firm’s public sector business in the UK and in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He retired from KPMG in June 2014 and has taken on a number of non-executive and charitable roles.


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