Allan has more than 30 years experience in the Oil and Gas and Renewables business in Europe, North America and the Far East. He has worked with major companies in Oil and Gas and renewables and has been involved in several start-ups in renewable energy.
Allan has detailed knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the offshore renewables industry, from demonstration programmes through Pilots to full-scale deployment. He has had extensive involvement in research and development through his roles in the formation of the Offshore Renewables Institute with Aberdeen, Dundee and Robert Gordon University and the European Wind Technology platform where he was Chair of the offshore group and latterly a member of the executive committee.
He is a non-executive Director of Carnegie Wave Energy UK and a former director of Scottish Renewables, the trade association for renewable energy in Scotland.