Allan has been General Manager of NCC Education since May 2016 after taking on an advisory role at the Informatics Education group. He possesses over 27 years of working experience in a vast array of industries, in particular IT and automation, and excelling in the Finance and Sales functions, at both Asia-Pacific regional and global levels.
In addition to his roles and tapping on his wealth of experience as Asia Regional Controller and Sales Operations for Lawson Software (later renamed Infor and is the 3rd largest listed ERP software company in the world), he founded start-ups in ERP software and consulting operations as well as online business platforms,. Prior to Lawson Software, he spent 13 years with the Invensys group, a diversified controls and automation organisation, holding regional positions both in Australia and Asia, before finally settling in Singapore. With his wife Sharon, Allan co-founded Mothers en Vogue, an international SME that designs, develops and distributes a proprietary range of maternity and nursing apparel.
Allan is presently supporting a social enterprise that works with young aspiring entrepreneurial baristas, with the purpose of mentoring and encouraging talented young individuals to establish their own coffee business to break through the corporate barriers. He is also an academy representative in the Sporting Parents Network at the Singapore Sports School. He holds several non-executive Director positions with several Singapore-based businesses.
Allan has called Singapore home since 1998 and is married with two teenage children. He is a CPA and has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Monash University.
He is an avid cyclist and runner, having competed in many triathlon and Ironman events. In his more youthful sporting days, he played Australian rules football both in Australia and Singapore.