English Family Foundation
Allan is the Founder and Executive Chairman of ASX-listed, and B-Corp accredited, Silver Chef Limited which was founded in 1986. In 2000, as a volunteer, he established the Queensland office for Opportunity International. In 2010, he created the English Family Foundation to support local and overseas social entrepreneurs tackling some of the more challenging issues facing our society.
Allan currently serves as a Council member of Philanthropy Australia and on the Advisory Board for QUT's The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. He is a former recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and was recognised in 2012 by Queensland’s Community Foundation as Philanthropist of the Year. In 2014, he won the inaugural Philanthropy Australia’s Philanthropy Leader award.
Funder: Brian and Virginia McNamee Foundation
For-purpose: Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Award partner: Australian Women Donors Network
Funder: The Balnaves Foundation
Funding recipient: Guardian Australia
Award partner: Ninti One