Alan Kirkland is CEO of CHOICE, Australia’s largest consumer organisation.
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 he has been CEO since 2012.