Les Allan

Director of SafeGuarding & Logistics Services, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Les is a former police officer and now well know safeguarding professional with 30 years’ experience in the tertiary education sector. He was been with Heriot-Watt University since 2012 with a brief to restructure systems and modernise services. His current remit encompasses security, health and safety, fire safety, crisis management, transport and distribution, mail and portering. His remit at the University is global and he is a frequent traveller between their international campuses.

Les is also current Chair of the Association of University Chief Security Officers (Scotland). Past career includes 8 years coordinating the Scottish Government CHASTE Project, evaluating the security and safety systems in every university and college in Scotland. He has a strong background in creating strategic alliances and supporting large scale institutional mergers and campus relocations. Les is a firm believer in succession planning and ensures that the structures he develops are sustainable by investment in and career development of young ‘in house’ talent.

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