Allan leads Portland’s Nairobi office, responsible for delivering pan-African and regional programmes for multi-national investors, high profile individuals and campaigning organisations across Africa. He has over 15 years’ experience as a journalist and communications consultant, helping organisations build their reputations and communicate around complex market and development issues on the African continent.
Allan joined Portland from CCTV Africa where he was Africa editor, business and economic affairs based in Nairobi. Prior to that, Allan had spent 10 years in London working in financial media and communications most recently with This is Africa, the global business magazine from the Financial Times. Allan has also worked for Exxon Mobil, Nation Media Group and Africa Practice. He is a graduate of Nairobi University and has an MBA from the United States International University.