Allan is a mining engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in underground mine design, planning and operations in Australia and Africa. During this time he has held senior technical and management positions. Since joining Snowden in 1996, he has consulted on a large number of mining projects in several countries. His areas of expertise include mining feasibility studies at all levels, underground mine planning and design, reserve estimation, mine operations management and project management. He has a strong capability in strategic planning and optimisation of underground orebodies.