Alan has established a number of group companies to Brunswick, including MerchantCantos, an integrated creative communications agency, and Brunswick Arts, the leading public relations agency for arts and cultural institutions.
In January 2016, Alan became Chair of Save the Children International, the umbrella organisation for the Save the Children movement. He was previously Chair of Save the Children UK from 2008 to 2015, and continues to serve as a trustee. He is also Chairman of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences and a trustee of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. He was the founder and Vice-Chairman of China Now, a nationwide festival in the UK in 2008 celebrating Chinese arts and culture designed to strengthen understanding and relationships between the UK and China, and was also Chairman of the reciprocal event, UK Now, held in China in 2012. He is a member of the China-Britain Business Council Advisory Board and a UK Business Ambassador.
Alan was knighted in 2014 for services to business, charitable giving and philanthropy.
We’ve all become used to the statistics behind social media and to the power of global news, but it is impossible to overestimate the increase in their significance. The media penetrates ever more deeply into every aspect of our business and working lives.
By Sir Alan Parker
01 April 2011