Allan is a Bundaberg district cane farmer. His 230ha irrigated property has been in his family since 1871. While predominantly growing sugar cane, Allan also grows soybeans and fodder crops.
Allan is the Senior Vice Chairman of CANEGROWERS Queensland, Chairman of CANEGROWERS Bundaberg, Chairman of the Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group and a Director of the Bundaberg Grain and Cane Co-op.
Allan was appointed a Director of QFF in 2014 and has been Vice President since 2017.