Alan is a passionate advocate for LGBT+ rights and speaks often about the importance of equality, diversity and being able to “bring your whole self to work’, in internal and external forums. He believes that being an openly gay CEO of a large publicly listed company sends a clear message about the kind of company Qantas is. In the past year, Alan has established a formal LGBT+ network, to help provide support for Qantas staff. He has also taken a very public stance in campaigning in favour of marriage equality as a fundamental human rights issue. This has attracted a range of reactions and sparked a broader debate about the role of business when it comes to social issues. His involvement has also resulted in a great deal of international media coverage, providing an even bigger platform to the fight for diversity and equality. Internally, Alan has also led a massive corporate turnaround which now sees Qantas as one of the best performing airline groups in the world.