Alan Wilson started his career as an aircraft engineer with the RNZAF. After ten years and several overseas deployments Alan moved into a sales engineering role which required a high level of technical knowledge with the ability to build relationships with clients to build loyalty and repeat sales contracts.
In the 90s Alan moved on to an international marketing role in the telecommunications industry within the continents of Africa and Europe. This role required the management of 20 agents, liaison with clients and relevant Government personnel within each country of the region. The role was mainly focussed on sales and marketing with a necessary understanding of the technical aspects of radio link systems being required.
It was during this time that Alan became heavily involved in property ownership and renovation and over the years has meticulously upgraded at least twelve properties.
After three years Alan became International Sales & Marketing Director for another international company which specialised in telecommunications design and manufacture. He managed existing customers and distributors in New Zealand and Asia and two account managers responsible for South America and Europe.
In 2003 Alan moved to Robinson Seismic Ltd as CEO. Utilising his skills in management, engineering, organisation and marketing, Alan’s primary focus in this role was to migrate a successful New Zealand based scientific institution with their own patents into an international commercial enterprise. Alan achieved this goal over a period of 9 years successfully gaining significant business in the markets of Turkey, Iran, India, Korea, Taiwan, USA and Indonesia. Success in this role initiated a move to Hong Kong in 2007 to enable better management of the international business and country managers from a central point.
Robinson’s profile increased within the industry worldwide and with that recognition it was inevitable that the business was eventually sold to an overseas company. After winding up life in Hong Kong, Alan moved back to New Zealand where he started looking for another exciting role in which he could put his various talents to the best use. An opportunity arose to become a Sales Consultant with Harcourts which is an ideal role for Alan to utilise his knowledge and passion for real estate and commitment to customer service.