The Scottish Mathematical Council is delighted to announce that Alan Walker will succeed Carol Lyon as Chair from 1 October 2022.
Alan is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), and the Programme Leader of their BSc Mathematics and BSc Mathematics with Education degree programmes. Previous to joining UWS, Alan was the Equity Division Team Lead at Morgan Stanley, a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of South Wales, and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, where he also completed his degree and PhD.
Alan has served on the SMC since 2016. For the past three years, he has been Treasurer of the Council, working to update the financial procedures and banking practices to align with OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator. He enjoys the promotion of mathematics, leads the Scottish section of the Mathématiques sans Frontières competition, and regularly visits primary and secondary schools to illustrate the wonders and usefulness of the subject.