Alan Milliner


I married in 1985 to my wife Max at Gulval Church, Penzance and we have three children, and also I am delighted to say a wonderful granddaughter.

I was a serving police officer with Devon and Cornwall Police for 30 years and 3 months and retired in 2010, I held many roles but always choosing to work within the community and eventually with a focus towards children and young people, as either victims or offending behaviour.

In 2003, while seconded to the Cornwall and IOS Youth Offending Team, I was given the opportunity to pilot a model of offending and targeting the most prolific youth offenders in the St Austell and Clay area. It was assertive outreach based work and utilising mentoring skills, which were probably developed by being a parent, fostering and a combination of other roles, including rugby. The work reduced recorded crime across the area with positive outcomes. The pilot became White Gold Project and so the journey commenced. I developed a team of ten across the whole of Cornwall and IOS and we received several awards, including in 2009, Honours, MBE to myself for services to the community (the award has to include my team).

Unfortunately, funding ceased and I retired from the Force in 2010. However, there was significant support for the mentoring work and outcomes, which led to the formation of White Gold as Community Interest Company (non-profit) and then, in 2017, a Foundation Charity.
I am privileged to say, as a team, we have had significant support from many donors, sponsors, team, directors, trustees, colleagues, family, community and finally, Colonel Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall our Patron.

The successes we have achieved, and continue to do so, is collective, by all supporting each other which includes individuals, families, agencies, communities, and relationships.

I have other roles such as RFU Council Representative for Cornwall, CRFU Executive member, Patron of Truro RFC, Chair of Wooden Spoon Cornwall, Director of Safer Stronger Consortium, Trustee of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, Care Home Manager. I have no doubt these additional roles have helped me to ensure a strong service delivery for White Gold and the beneficiaries, the children and young people.