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Alan Lovell was educated at Winchester and Oxford. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has spent most of his career in industry, much of it in troubled companies, including spells as Chief Executive of Costain, Dunlop Slazenger and Jarvis. More recently he was involved in renewable energy, including waste-to-energy, tidal and a carbon, capture and storage project. He is now Chairman of the Consumer Council for Water and of Flowgroup plc.

Alan was High Sheriff of Hampshire 2010/11. He has been a trustee of the Mary Rose since 2007 and having led the appeal for the new museum, was elected Chair of the Trust in 2015. He is also Chair of Hampshire Cultural Trust, a trust started in 2014 to take over management of all the arts centres and museums previously run by Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council; and a Trustee of Winchester Cathedral.

Alan is married with two daughters and has lived in Hampshire all his life.

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