Allan brings to the board significant experience of public sector financial management and corporate governance at board level.
A qualified Chartered Accountant (CPFA) Allan has 38 years experience working within the public sector in Scotland, over half at executive board level. Most recently he held the post of (interim) Director of Finance and Resources for Police Scotland and prior to that a similar position within Strathclyde Police which he held for 18 years.
In 2014 Allan's contribution to establishing the financial governance structure for Police Scotland was recognised by C.I.P.F.A. Scotland with the award of 'Public Finance Professional of the Year'.
Allan is a Non-Executive Director of the Scottish Police Credit Union.