Allan Ryan 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, to ensure that accelerated performance and increased shareholder value is achieved through embedding innovation strategy, culture and mindset.
After working with leading organisations and 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 detailed 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 to help Australia become more innovative, with the insight that organisations of the future would need to collaborate to maintain success and momentum. That foresight was shared by a number of organisations who supported the initiative by becoming the Founding Members of 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.