June 22, 2013
- Group Companies
Founded as a trading company in China in 1832, Jardine Matheson is today a diversified business group focused principally on Asia. Its businesses comprise a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets.
The Group’s interests include Jardine Pacific, Jardine Motors, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm, Mandarin Oriental, Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Astra International. These companies are leaders in the fields of engineering and construction, transport services, insurance broking, property investment and development, retailing, restaurants, luxury hotels, motor vehicles and related activities, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness.
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Jardine Matheson Limited operates from Hong Kong and provides management services to Group companies.
For an overview of the Group, click here to view the Jardine Matheson Group's corporate video.
The Group operates under well-known brands, including:
- Supermarkets - Wellcome in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines, ThreeSixty and Oliver's The Delicatessen in Hong Kong, Jasons MarketPlace in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan , Cold Storage in Singapore and Malaysia, Giant in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, Hero in Indonesia, Lucky in Cambodia, Rustan's in the Philippines, and Foodworld in India;
- Hypermarkets - Giant in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam, and Shopwise in the Philippines;
- Health and beauty stores - Mannings in Hong Kong, mainland China and Macau, Guardian in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Vietnam, and Health and Glow in India;
- Convenience stores - 7-Eleven in Hong Kong, Singapore, Southern China and Macau, and Starmart in Indonesia; and
- Home furnishings stores - IKEA in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Chief Executive, Dairy Farm International
Mr Allan was born in Melbourne on 25 April 1955. He was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and then went on to Monash University to read Economics & Law. On graduating in 1978, he joined a leading law firm in Melbourne. Five years later, he completed an MBA at Melbourne University where he graduated top of his class.
In November 1983, Mr Allan joined McKinsey & Co Inc. and he spent six years in consulting, much of it working for companies in the consumer goods sector. He was initially based in Melbourne before moving to the New York office for two years and then returning to Australia.
In April 1989, Mr Allan joined the Fosters Brewing Group as specialist consultant and full time advisor to Chairman and CEO, John Elliott on various transactions including debt and equity raising, acquisitions, shares sales and refinancings. He also helped to develop strategic and operating plans for its key businesses.
In 1992, Mr Allan joined PepsiCo in its restaurant division as Director of Planning and Finance, KFC South Pacific based in Australia. He was relocated, 6 months later, to the U.S. as Director of KFC Worldwide Business Planning.
In early 1994, Mr Allan was sent by PepsiCo to London as Region Finance Director for UK, Europe and South Africa. Two years later, he was appointed Managing Director, KFC UK/Ireland. He spent the next four years growing the business before being put in charge of KFC Europe. Here, in addition to KFC UK, he was responsible for the operations in France and Netherlands and he launched the business in Germany. By 2001, Mr Allan had been promoted to Senior VP and Managing Director, Yum! Europe and was running all of Yum!'s operations in Europe. In November 2003, Mr Allan was appointed CEO/President, Yum! Restaurant International and he moved to Dallas.
For the eight years that Mr Allan was in this role, he was responsible for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in all international markets except China. System sales of the International Division in 2011 were approximately US$17 billion, from more than 15,000 restaurants (part owned and part franchised) in 124 countries.
Mr Allan left Yum! in March 2012 and joined Dairy Farm as Chief Operating Officer on 1 June 2012.