Alf joined the Board of Across in 2008, having followed a career in commerce until 1984. At that time, he decided to move into social work, ending as Senior Social Worker in adult and justice services in Clydesdale, before his recent retirement. Alf is a long-standing Lourdes pilgrim. He travels every year with Across, and also with HCPT and some diocesan groups. Married with two sons, Alf lives in Hamilton and enjoys time spent with his various grandchildren.