Following his corporate success, Allan has taken great pleasure in helping senior executives, across four continents, to improve performance, fulfil their potential and drive their own businesses to new and greater heights.
As CEO/General Manager he concurrently held the position of Chairman of the Generic and Biosimilars Medicines Association for three years. In the role of Chairman of the industry association, he engaged with senior ministers and department heads within government as well as regulatory authorities such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Allan’s collaborative approach to engagement set the framework for a constructive and productive dialogue. This resulted in the successful negotiation of industry-first policy settings, critical to the ongoing sustainability and viability of the generic pharmaceutical and biosimilar medicines industry.
As a business leader, his desire was to develop the strategic direction of the organisation, along with developing his senior leadership teams’ critical understanding of the leadership shadow that they cast. Moreover, shining a light on how this significantly impacted both the culture of the organisation as well as financial results.
A deep interest in senior executive development and assisting newly appointed senior executives in accelerating their ability to lead with impact, led Allan to complete the Master of Business Coaching in 2019.
Recent executive coaching assignments encompass a cross-cultural perspective and include engagements at continental director, managing director, general manager, HR director and business unit director levels across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. Additionally, coaching assignments have spanned across industry sectors such as Life Sciences, Utilities and FMCG.
Based in Sydney, Allan is married with two children. His passions include wine collecting, cycling and cricket. In the summer, weekends will see him umpiring a local cricket match, having become an accredited New South Wales cricket umpire.
"I have worked with Allan for a number of years now and he has been invaluable in supporting me as I have developed into more senior roles. As my career has evolved, the issues facing me have become more complex and ambiguous and having Allan as a sounding board has been incredibly helpful. It has been very different to working with a traditional coach. The relationship with Allan is far more of a partnership given that he has faced these issues himself in similar roles enabling him to understand the complexity of the challenges and to calmly talk through options and different perspectives on how to tackle them. The combination of Allan’s experience, his outstanding listening skills and his ability to support through such a variety of operational and strategic issues, make him the best mentor/coach I have worked with in my career."
"Allan has always demonstrated the kind of leadership which I appreciate: Humility, engagement, willing to make bold decisions, taking ownership of the challenges and putting others in front on the glory. His ability to connect up and down the organisation and influence others has been great to witness."
"I’ve been working with Allan for the past 2 years and have found the experience extremely useful, valuable and thought provoking. Allan strikes the balance between coaching, advising and healthy challenge that really pushes my thinking in a practical way. I’m able to take outputs from our sessions and apply them to the business straight away."
“Allan has made a seamless move from senior pharmaceutical executive to industry consultant. As I expected, his years of industry experience were of great value in his advice to us. Allan’s collaborative approach and forthright manner provided us with the insight and feedback we required.”
"Allan uniquely brings leadership principles to life and relevance, by revealing their connection with personal realities."