Allan worked as a journalist on a variety of newspapers including the Stirling Observer, and edited the Sunday Mail and Daily Record. Latterly, he was Managing Director of Media Scotland responsible for two national titles, Business Insider magazine, an events division and 17 regional newspapers. As the former head of the nation’s largest publisher, Allan’s brings a wealth of communication and management knowledge to the role. He managed a diverse portfolio of brands with a focus on people, performance and partnership.
Allan also ran campaigns with charities such as CHAS and partnered with the Scottish Government on the Scottish Health Awards. He is looking forward to working with executives and health professionals at a critical time as NHS Forth Valley strives to improve health care services for 288,000 people in central Scotland. Allan is delighted have been appointed as a non-executive Board Member and is keen to support NHS Forth Valley in the deliver of quality, inclusive, care.