Senior Policy Advisor to the President
Canadian Internet Registration Authority
As Senior Policy Advisor to the President of CIRA, the manager of the .ca ccTLD for Canada, Allan provides advice and leadership on Internet governance issues. He is active in the ICANN multi-stakeholder Internet governance process, principally in the ccNSO where CIRA’s CEO, Byron Holland, is Chair. He has also played an active role in larger, broader Internet governance processes, attending recent IGF and Internet events, as well as the ITU meetings. He has played an active role in CIRA’s efforts to facilitate the establishment of new IXPs in Canada and is a director of QIX, the IXP in Montreal. Allan previously had a lengthy career with the Canadian government, most recently in Industry Canada.