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Appointed as Independent Chair on 19 February 2015.

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Skills and experience

Allan has held many high-profile roles, including Chief Executive of Asda from 1996 to 2000, Non-Executive Chairman of Royal Mail from 2002 to 2009 and Chair of Canal and River Trust from 2014 to 2022. Allan is currently the Chairman of Northern Bloc Ice Cream, C&A AG, Simba Sleep Limited, Em TopCo Limited, The AllBright Group Limited, PizzaExpress and BrewDog PLC. Allan is also a Non-Executive Director of Going Plural Limited and BrewDog Employee Benefit Trust Limited.