Alistair trained at Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Classical Acting). He gained wide experience of classical theatre both before Central, when he was based in Asia, and thereafter. Recently he has become involved in repertory theatre, new writing projects and devised pieces as well as commercials and corporate work. He also works as a coach in leadership, public speaking and presentation training for major corporate, professional and public bodies up to Chairman and Chief Executive level.
In the theatre Alistair is often cast in high-status parts but he also excels at comedy and villains. Recent work includes “Sweet Bird of Youth” at the Old Vic, “Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell” and “Legal Fictions” for Theatre Royal Bath, outdoor Shakespeare, and ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ and ‘Look No Hans’ for the Sheringham Summer rep season. Screen work includes film, commercial and corporate work for the likes of IKEA, Siemens and The Watchmen.
Alistair is unusual in that for many years he combined his performance work with a senior role in the corporate world, as a Managing Director at one of the world’s largest investment banks. He now coaches executives in leadership impact and senior client relationship management, as well as presentations, pitching & public speaking. He specialises in maximizing the impact of high-level presentations and pitches, improving communications and relationship development (with both clients and colleagues) and career management and personal branding.