Founder & Executive Director, Hargraves Institute
Allan is an educator, facilitator and coach who enables organisations and leaders of organisations to deliver real competitive advantage through innovation. He works across all sectors, private and public, small and large, local and global, embedding innovation strategy, culture and mindset to deliver accelerated performance and increased shareholder value.
After working with leading organisations and carrying out detailed research, Allan determined that successful innovation is a vital part of driving both current and future growth. He works with organisations to develop a managed and comprehensive approach that incorporates insight, idea generation and implementation. This balance of rigour and relevance, discipline, and creativity delivers both incremental and disruptive value-added change.
Allan’s experience spans fast-moving consumer goods, building, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, paper industry, telecommunications, government and service companies. He provides consulting advice on corporate growth and performance initiatives, as well as coaching leaders of innovation and teams.
As a result of extensive collaboration with leading organisations, Allan has developed proven initiatives including 123 INNOVATE®, A Quest for Innovation, The Hargraves Innovation Health Check, and Gate Zero methodology for new product development.
Hargraves Institute was born out of Allan’s passion for helping Australia become more innovative, with the insight that organisations of the future would need to collaborate to maintain success and momentum. This foresight was shared by several leading organisations who supported Athe initiative by becoming the Founding Members of the Hargraves Institute.
In addition to being the Founder and Executive Director of Hargraves Institute, Allan is also Executive Director of Managed Innovation International and Adjunct Professor, UTS Business School.
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