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 a Senior Advisor with the Calgary office of the international professional services firm, Ernst & Young. Until recently, he was a Vice President of RSM Richter Inc., a national corporate restructuring firm. RSM Richter merged with Ernst & Young in December 2011.
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 has 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, and served as Club President in 1994 - 1995. He served as District Governor of Rotary District #5360 in 2009 - 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 was also recently named by the Mayor to co-chair the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative, a joint project of the City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary.
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.