Allan has worked at Société Générale for 15 years, and in the energy sector for more than 35 years, initially as an engineer and then in finance. During his career he has advised on and/or financed a broad spectrum of energy and infrastructure projects in Europe, the US and Asia including renewable energy sector, particularly in offshore wind, and is now playing a leading role in developing the banks’ global energy transition strategy. Most recently Allan has advised on the NeuConnect interconnector between Germany and the UK, and is currently acting as Financial Advisor for the Vertex Low Carbon (blue) Hydrogen project (HyNet North West CCUS cluster), Net Zero Teesside (CCGT with CCS) and Northern Endurance Partnership, the CO2 pipeline and offshore store infrastructure for the Teesside and Humberside CCS cluster. Allan has also been helping to drive innovation in renewables, including acting as financial advisor to HyWind Scotland and Provence Grand Large (PGL) floating wind transactions, PGL being the first project financing for floating wind, and is currently acting as Financial Advisor to the 1GW Cerulean Winds floating wind (offshore O&G electrification and hydrogen) project in the UK.
Allan’s role in energy transition has led to him being a key contributor to the discussion around policy development, including acting as a member of the UK government CCUS Council and the Hydrogen Expert Group.
Allan has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.