Mr Ian Allen OAM
Ian Allen (OAM, BEc, MAdmin, FAIM) holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Administration from Monash University. He spent over 30 years in personnel development, executive secretariat, marketing, customer policy and service, including the development of wide ranging customer policy initiatives that impacted on more than a million electricity customers throughout Victoria with significant policies introduced Australia-wide.
In the early eighties Ian lead an international marketing strategy to attract energy intensive industries to Victoria. He was seconded to the Victorian government to deliver this strategy, which brought major investment to Victoria creating many hundreds of jobs.
More than twenty years ago Ian commenced with Pratt Holdings and has been involved with a range of activities including the arts, philanthropy, corporate citizenship, investment projects, major corporate entertainment, family entertainment and events, recycling, cost reduction programs, property management, aviation, publishing and Government relations.
He is a trustee of The Pratt Foundation, The Pratt Family Foundation, Visy Cares, Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer, and the Pratt Family Scholarship Fund. Currently he is a director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, Entertainment Assist, The Link Centre Ltd, Carlton Football Community Foundation, the Collingwood Football Club Foundation, Youth Access Services and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal. Ian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
With more than fifty years involvement in the entertainment industry as a performer, musical director, producer, promoter and importer of international artists, he has shared the stage with many acclaimed international and Australian artists
Often using a nom-de-plume, Ian has published articles about various aspects of rock-n-roll both in Australia and internationally. Ian has been a Director of the Victorian Rock Foundation, the Australian Contemporary Music Development Company (AUSMUSIC), the Australian Council for Children and Youth Organisations, Youth Junction, Meadow Heights Learning Shop, Lakeside Secondary College and a Council member of Philanthropy Australia. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 1998.