Steve Allan is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission. He was born, raised and educated in Calgary, AB. He is also Executive Vice-Chair of Pure North S’Energy Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to good health and wellness, with a significant focus on the homeless, aboriginals, seniors and the marginalized.
Mr. Allan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He spent his career in professional practice with a focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency as well as forensic accounting. Mr. Allan also holds the ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Allan has been, and continues to be an active contributor to his profession and the Calgary community. He is past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and has volunteered with the Institute throughout his career.
He has been a committed member of the Rotary Club of Calgary since 1980, serving as Club President from 1994 to 1995. He served as District Governor of Rotary District #5360 from 2009 to 2010.
Mr. Allan has served as a trustee of the Calgary Zoological Society, a director of The Calgary Foundation and was a member of the Committee to End Homelessness in Calgary. He is currently Chairman of the McMahon Stadium Society and Vice-Chair of the Calgary Stampede Foundation. He is a Co-chair of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative, a joint project of the City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary, and is chairing a committee that is charged by Calgary’s Mayor with refreshing Calgary’s economic development strategy.
Mr. Allan has been a volunteer with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede since 1974, a director from 1994-2009 and served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Stampede from 2005-2007.
In June 2007, Mr. Allan was pleased to be recognized as Calgary’s “Citizen of the Year” for 2006. He is also proud to have been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 2008.