Director in Coventry, United Kingdom
Alan Markey is Service Director with Coventry Independent Advice Service. The charity offers free advice, information and support on social security benefits, debt and other welfare issues. Alan is also the current chairperson of the National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers (NAWRA).
Alan was previously manager of Citizens Advice Specialist Support (Welfare Benefits) service, leading a team providing second-tier consultancy support to all Citizens Advice offices in England & Wales alongside the development and delivery of a national training programme.
Alan has been involved in welfare rights work for 25 years. He has been editor of ‘Adviser’ magazine, Citizens Advice flagship social welfare periodical, has managed an independent advice centre in Coventry and has worked as a Welfare Rights Officer in Sunderland.
He spends his spare time with music, film, travel and Sunderland football club.