Allan specialises in circular economy and resource efficiency business engagement within the construction, public and third sectors. He has over 14 years’ experience of providing client and sector wide support including designing sector specific tools, writing good practice guides and delivering practical training workshops. He has a good insight into what are the drivers and barriers for sustainable thinking, the economic opportunities and practicalities of implementation and how best to communicate these messages to diverse audiences.


Allan’s past experience includes developing carbon and reduction, waste reduction and sustainability enhancement programmes, both as a public sector client and as a consultant. Allan was also responsible for the planning, management and delivery of the Construction Sector for Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) for over four years. Since joining Resource Futures in 2016, Allan has led on circular economy, waste prevention and resource efficiency projects for ZWS and the NHS and supported various third sector organisations. As the project manager for ZWS’s Circular Economy Framework, and lead for the construction sector offering within Resource Futures, he provides both strategic and direct support to many projects. He has run sector-wide engagement initiatives such as the Construction Sector “Halving Waste to Landfill” voluntary agreement to bespoke individual client projects. His expertise includes:

  • Strategy development
  • Auditing, feasibility studies and technical reviews
  • Sector engagement initiatives
  • Partnership working
  • Supply chain engagement