John Allan has enjoyed a highly successful career addressing natural resource management and policy issues for the most senior levels of both the public and private sectors.

John gained unique insight into and knowledge of government operations resulting from 22 years with the provincial government of British Columbia, many at the Deputy Minister level. The range of ministries John served has assured a level of involvement experienced by very few individuals. The portfolios included:

  • Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
  • Environmental Assessment and Land Use Coordination Offices
  • Environment, Lands and Parks
  • Forests

In 1999, John retired from the Province and entered the private sector by forming John Allan Consulting Ltd.

On July 5, 2001, John was appointed President of the BC Lumber Trade Council. The Council is charged with the responsibility of working with government to secure an effective solution to the softwood lumber trade dispute with the United States.

On March 31, 2003, John was appointed President and CEO of the Council of Forest Industries in addition to his role with the BC Lumber Trade Council.

John is also Secretary of the Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance and Chair of the Board of the BC Bio Energy Network.

John has a Masters Degree in Economics from Queen's University.