Allan Watt

Principal Consultant

Allan is a highly professional, positive and adaptable person with proven planning, project management and organizational skills. A good communicator with a friendly management style, who can motivate others and consistently achieve desired results.  Allan has a strong breadth of experience and contacts throughout Tayside, Fife, Scotland and beyond, both in the public and private sector.

He has proven skills in the following areas: Economic and Physical Regeneration, Organisational Management, Town and Regional Planning, Leadership and Presentation Skills.

In his previous job as Forth Bridges Area Strategy Manager, Allan carried out a range of activities designed to generate business and maximize business growth. This included working alongside VisitScotland preparing plans for a Forth Bridges Marketing Strategy, and the preparation of a digital visitor information strategy.

For nine years until December 2019, Allan was Director of the Dundee Waterfront Project and was responsible for directing and coordinating the multi-million pound Dundee Waterfront Project. He led alongside the Director of City Development, the establishment of a Central Waterfront Executive Team and Board. Allan provided advice and assistance with various projects across the 8 kilometres of the wider Dundee Project, from the Dundee Railway Station project to the establishment and implementation of the Slessor Gardens Project.

He has gained a range of people skills, both within his career as a lecturer at Dundee University, a Senior Policy Advisor with the Scottish Government, and as a Policy Officer with COSLA. Allan has hosted and spoken at international/national meetings (e.g. MIPIM conferences in Cannes) on behalf of the Scottish Government, COSLA, Scottish Enterprise (National, Fife, Tayside). All of which has strengthened his ability to talk to senior politicians and business groups.

Allan held membership of the MRTPI and MCIT, and is an Honours graduate in Town and Regional from Heriot-Watt University.

On a voluntary basis Allan helps run a local amateur football team, and sometimes still pull his boots on.