Treasurer of Consumers International
Alan Kirkland became the Treasurer at Consumers International's General Assembly in Brasilia on 21 November 2015 and is serving a four-year term. The Treasurer is a non-executive position.
He is also the Chief Executive of CHOICE in Australia.
Alan’s work in social movements stretches back to his school days, where he organised protests against cuts to public education. His working life has spanned roles in homelessness, social security, disability services and law reform, with the common thread being an interest in redressing disadvantage. He developed a passion for consumer affairs while working as CEO of Legal Aid NSW during the global financial crisis, which exposed him to the human effects of poor lending practices.
This interest ultimately led him to CHOICE, where since 2012 he has worked with staff to build upon CHOICE’s reputation as a fearless consumer advocate.
Follow Alan on Twitter: @AlanKirkland