Allan Hogarth is Executive Director of the SNABC. Prior to this, he was director of Public Affairs for a leading consultancy and spent 8 years with CBI Scotland, latterly as Head of Media and Public Affairs. He also worked as the director of the British Lung Foundation in Scotland, establishing it as a leading medical research charity. He has extensive experience in media relations and public affairs, is a member of the Global Scot Network, and has served on a wide range of Scottish Govt Steering Groups, including the Scottish Education Awards, the Scottish International Forum, the Fresh Talent Steering Group, and Review of Planning in Scotland. He has also acted as an advisor to the MSc PR course at the University of Stirling.