Allan’s background spans journalism and corporate communications. He was a reporter/senior reporter for ABC’s Nationwide and 7.30 Report before being appointed Bureau Chief for Network Seven’s Real Life.
He was also the Melbourne bureau chief for Network 10′s glossy public affairs program Page One. Allan was the inaugural Executive Producer of Today Tonight in Melbourne and was the long serving Supervising Producer of Channel Nine’s A Current Affair.
Allan has also taught at the Australian Film Television and Radio (AFTRS) before jumping the fence to the dark side of corporate communications.
He was Director, Media Relations at a leading public affairs consultancy where he worked on accounts such as the Australian Electoral Commission, Heinz, Spotlight, Office of the Status of Women (Dept PM & C) and a number of other corporate and government clients.
He has worked on his own client base providing media and government relation’s services in the retirement, development and animal welfare arenas. He recently spent 18 months as the media director for Austin Health coordinating media and stakeholder communications for Olivia Newton John’s Great Walk to China.