Allen has 23 years experience in vaccine development, preclinical, Quality Control and production. He is currently working as PATH Consultant in China (Chengdu and Wuhan), but has a broad area of expertise including as private consultant in South Africa and China with more than 7 years of project management experience, preclinical toxicologist, medical technologist and biomedical statistician, and serving as consultant to the Scott Committee, New Zealand.
He has business administration and management skills at Master’s level, is a certified QMS auditor with expertise in GLP/GMP establishment, integration and operations, has designed and implemented validation testing, an innovator of test development solutions for new products and is highly computer literate in Microsoft programs.
Furthermore, he is a former Associate Professor, teaching GLP Principles and QA in Doctorate Programs, and has 32 years’ experience as a licensed veterinary practitioner and surgeon, 22 years of combined administrative and research experience, 22 years involvement in biopharmaceutical, in-vivo testing and animal management and 17 years of management at either Director’s or CEO’s level of authority.
Allen has managed simultaneous multiple projects with strict adherence to time and budget constraints, has expertise in QC testing and validation of test models and neurovirulence testing and is a serum fractionation and serum product production expert.
He is an international lecturer, presenter and public speaker, serving 6 years as Senior Lecturer at Massey University and UCOL.
Allen is adept at handling discretionary and sensitive business issues and skilled at leading and working within team environments. He is qualified to work in England, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand through citizenship, qualified to work in China by means of a visa permit and the Pacific Rim Countries through APEC.
He holds both Canadian and New Zealand citizenship and speaks English, French and rudimentary German; also, he is currently studying Mandarin.
Current and most recent previous positions held:
2012-Present Quality Operations Manager, Shenzhen Hornetcorn Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
2010-Present PATH Validation/QMS Consultant to WIBP, Wuhan China
2009-Present International Consultant, PATH Biological manufacturing, QC & Animal Testing, CDIBP, Chengdu China
2009-2011 Managing Director of Equiminz Ltd., Horse products, division of Equimins Ltd. UK
2008-2011 Company Director, Trinity Biologicals Ltd, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ
2006-2010 Director of Research, Valley Animal Research Centre, Ltd. P.O.Box 2648 Stortford Lodge, Hastings
Company Director of Biotest Limited, Algeron Road, Hawkes Bay
University of Guelph 1976 BSc (Honours)
Ontario Veterinary College 1980 DVM (Honours)
Trinity University 1998 PhD (Medical Technology)
Massey University 2004 MBA
Membership and Associations:
- College of Veterinarians of Ontario
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
- Veterinary Council of New Zealand
- New York Academy of Sciences
- New Zealand Biotechnology Association
- Australian Biotechnology Association (AusBiotech)
- Glen Eagles Scientific Advisory Council, Singapore
- American Association of Laboratory Animal Science
- Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
- International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology