Allan Panthera Continues Exciting 2021 With The Arrival Of 3 New Recruits

Chanel McKee, John Gallacher and Erin Murnin

Allan Panthera, a leading international multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, has welcomed 3 new staff into the business in March to support our current and prospective clients across our specialist sectors, maximising opportunities for the growth and further development of the company as we continue our strongest year to date. 

Jamie Allan, CEO, commented on the hires: “I’m really excited to start working with Erin, John and Chanel. Our 3 new professionals are not only suitably experienced but also energetic, young and have the right inter-personal characteristics – all key attributes to successfully carry out their roles within the company, as well as for our longer-term plans of retention and personal and professional development. 

Two thirds of the recruits are women and now our total workforce is 50% female, which I believe sends an important signal

With the new recruits, we will be quickly increasing our exposure in some of our core sectors of the renewables, oil and gas, and legal industries – markets where Allan Panthera’s range of commercial services, unique Disrupterprise® ​model, and track record of business growth expertise will provide existing and new clients with continued enviable benefits and further success. I can’t wait to see how well they’ll do!”

Erin Murnin, John Gallacher, and Chanel McKee join with an enviable blend of professional experience and personal skillsets which are certain to appeal to clients.

Market Development Manager Erin will be focusing on the renewables sector, as well as supporting businesses across verticals who want to develop their green strategy and credentials, particularly at a time when ever more brands become conscious of their green image and the environmental concerns of their customers. She commented, “I’ve worked in various fields over the past few years which demand a strong customer service focus. I have also lived in Malta and previously taught English in Prague; throughout, I’ve always maintained my interest in the renewable and environmental sectors.”

Business Development Manager John will drive forward Allan Panthera’s position in the legal sector, a key area of interest for our business where law firms and other associated stakeholders can achieve significant value from the range of services we offer. John said, “Before Allan Panthera, I worked in commercial roles with award winning businesses Johnston Press and Neilsons Solicitors, alongside roles in the third sector such as Youth Scotland and UK Youth Voice. I’ll be working hard to ensure Allan Panthera’s clients are the best they can be.”

Chanel joins us as Oil & Gas Account Manager with an extensive network and background in this industry from her previous work in Aberdeen. She said, “I’m looking forward to building new relationships with clients and being able to help expand their businesses and knowledge. I’m all about the law of attraction! What you put out to the universe is what you will receive back! Think positive and positive things will happen!”

In addition to the new hires, 2 consultants will be joining the business in the coming months, with interviews concluded last week. 

And there’s more! A strategic partnership will be announced in the coming weeks which will bolster the capabilities and value Allan Panthera can offer.

The new recruits’ profiles will be added to in the coming week, however please contact if you want to find out more.

Jamie Allan Contributes to International Best-Selling Industry Book

CEO of Allan Panthera, Jamie Allan, has become an international best selling author on Amazon via his contribution to Drone Professional 2.

Achieving No. 1 ranking across a range of categories such as Air and Space Law and Commercial Aviation in the USA and UK, the second edition of the hugely successful book is full of insights, anecdotes and advice to those with a keen interest or involvement in the drone industry, from some of the best-regarded professionals in their fields.

With most notable experience in the global energy industry and from creating award-winning, disruptive drone services which achieved two world-first offshore projects for bluechip clients, Jamie has provided the book with a high level introduction to the use of drone technology across the oil & gas and wind industries for those who are new to this area.

Commenting on the launch of the book, Jamie said, “It is a great privilege to become a published author in two of my favourite fields: energy and drone technology. The diversity and quality of the contributing authors is fantastic and I hope that the book’s audience find a lot of interest and useful information when reading it. I already can’t wait for the third edition!”

The Kindle book will launch 4th February with the paperback version soon thereafter. Please find the links to pre-order and access the book below:

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Allan Panthera Boss Named as One of UK’s Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020

Jamie Allan, Founder and CEO of Allan Panthera, the rising global multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, has been recognised by The CEO Publication in its 2020 edition of the UK’s Top 20 Dynamic CEOs.

With over 100k readers, the CEO Publication desribes itself as “the mouthpiece of key decision makers who want to bring forth their ideas or advise their peers on carefully navigating these complex times. THE CEO Magazine provides a path-breaking and comprehensive state-of-the-art platform that can not only act as the much required guide in the industry but can also culminate into a partner who will be a pioneer in their leadership.”

Other notable CEO’s come from a mix of established and recognisable businesses such as Jay Wright of Virgin Wines and Lance Patterson of Penhaligon’s, whilst up and coming innovative businesses and prestigious enterprises are represented with the likes of Andrew Scott of Orbital Marine Power and Sir George Iacobescu of Canary Wharf Group Plc.

Commenting on the accolade, Jamie said, “It is an honour to be named amongst such great company and is testament to the type of business I’m striving to create as well as the quality of service we always aim to provide. Although not everything we work on can be publicised due to its sensitive nature or the wishes of our clients, 2020 has been our busiest year yet and we look forward to an exciting future across our current sectors as well as several other new ones.”

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Allan Panthera Provides REOptimize Systems With Mentor As Part Of ORE Catapult’s First Ever Launch Academy

ORE Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has selected Allan Panthera CEO Jamie Allan as a mentor for their first ever Launch Academy.

The Launch Academy is a globally recognised transformative programme that enhances the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enables greater UK content and supports cost reduction through innovation.

Specifically supporting REOptimize Systems, one of just 10 hand picked companies in the cohort, Jamie will provide pro bono commercial guidance over the course of 2020 to help the business position themselves for success in the offshore wind industry.

The solution which REOptimize Systems has produced provides optimisation tools to improve asset performance. Their key product ACTOS is a revolutionary system for the optimisation of wind, tidal and hydro turbine control parameters.

Jamie said, “I was very impressed with REOptimize’s presentation during the welcome session and can’t wait to support them with my commercial experience of the on and offshore wind industry. The potential benefits of gaining 6% additional energy yield from their ACTOS solution is transformational, and will make a significant difference to asset owners across the world.”

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INTERPOL Work With Allan Panthera On Framework For Responding To A Drone Incident For First Responders

INTERPOL have published their long-awaited “Framework For Responding to a Drone Incident for First Responders and Digital Forensics Practitioners”, with global consultancy Allan Panthera’s CEO providing key input.

As an organisation, INTERPOL enables police in their 194 member countries to work together to fight international crime.

Following a virtual discussion room with members of INTERPOL’s Global Drone Expert Group on the 23rd April 2020, discussing law enforcement’s use of drones to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the framework was officially launched.

Allan Panthera CEO Jamie Allan was a peer reviewing contributer to the document; utilising his experience as a serving, part-time police officer with Police Scotland combined with his extensive drone expertise, he was acknowledged as providing “invaluable contributions” to the global law enforcement organisation’s framework.

Jamie said, “I’m very humbled to be recognised by such a prestigious organisation, and the subject of the paper combines two of my passions: fighting crime and drones! The document creates a fantastic organisational process to allow global law enforcement bodies to deploy best practice when dealing with a drone incident, but this can also be used by certain type of private businesses and organisations too.”

For further information about INTERPOL’s framework, or how we can assist your organisation to prepare to deal with a drone incident, please contact


We’re all in this together. We can’t supply toilet paper, but we can provide you with a shoulder to lean on and share some expertise.

To assist fellow business owners in this turbulent time, Allan Panthera is offering free support in the following areas identified as business critical:

  • Business continuity and contingency planning 
  • Reputation management and crisis communications
  • Contracts review and support

With extensive experience in law enforcement and contracts management, we are prime placed to help you deal with the current situation.

However, if there is another commercial aspect of your business covered by our services which is more critical to you at this moment, we are happy to offer pro bono support in that area too.

Please visit the sectors page of our website applicable to you to see a typical range of services we can support you with.

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Allan Panthera Launches 2020 Business Challange™

Allan Panthera has launched its 2020 Business Challange to support ambitious businesses and their senior management on their quest for success.

The 12 month programme is limited to 10 places per sector of non-competing companies, and begins accepting entrants onto the drones programme this week (6th Jan) followed by other sectors in the coming weeks.

Personally overseen by CEO Jamie Allan, it includes a range of benefits such as an initial business review, a personalised 12 month support and action plan, monthly check ins and coaching, a 24/7 Whatsapp support group, mid-programme weekend away, and end of year celebration, plus much more.

For the drones programme, the cohort will also have access to the secrets of success of the world’s top drone companies, as well as Allan Panthera’s elite global drone network.

Jamie said, “I’m delighted to launch our 2020 initiative in support of ambitious companies and their management team. I will be personally supporting you and your drone business throughout, ensuring we are on the journey to success together. I can’t wait to get started – are you up for the CHALLANGE?!”

To arrange a call to discuss, please contact

Allan Panthera and Aberdeen Football Club Partner ‘By Official Appointment’

Following the exciting news of Aberdeen Football Club’s (AFC) strategic partnership with MLS side Atlanta United last week week, Allan Panthera are proud to announce our own recent partnership with AFC.

The By Official Appointment (BOA) partner programme is an initiative which will allow Allan Panthera to maximise its support to the Club and its fans.

As a multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, Allan Panthera’s Professional Sports division plan to assist AFC with its global commercial growth plans going forward.

Additionally, fans of AFC will receive privileges and exclusive aspects of Allan Panthera’s consultancy services which span a range of sectors including oil & gas, renewables, legal, marine, drones, and disruptive technology. Indeed, business owners and staff responsible for the growth and commercial operation of their companies from other sectors, whether a start-up or multinational, can also access the elite commercial expertise which Allan Panthera provides.

Jamie Allan, CEO of Allan Panthera, said, “I have a deep affinity with Aberdeen from my time studying and working in the city, and I’m excited to see AFC’s progress with many fantastic initiatives already under way such as the construction of the new stadium facility, as well as other plans on the horizon. It is an honour to support the Club, the fans, and their businesses through BOA as we all embark on an exciting period of growth.”

If you would like to discuss how we can support the commercial goals of your organisation, please contact us via the ‘Get In Touch’ link at the top of the page.


Allan Panthera Contributes to Top Business Tech

Police Scotland’s New Drone Has Some Unique Features For Their Operational Needs

Allan Panthera’s leading global drone consultancy division recently contributed to Top Business Tech’s article on Police Scotland’s new drones, as well as considering some other current aspects of the drone industry.

CEO Jamie Allan, who is also a Special Constable with Police Scotland, regularly supports clients on how to integrate drone technology into their business, as well as assisting drone companies with launching into new markets.

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Europe’s Largest Commercial UAV Show Embeds Allan Panthera Throughout Event

The Commercial UAV Show is Europe’s largest exhibition and sponsored conference for commercial UAV professionals. Celebrating its 6th year in 2019, the Commercial UAV Show brings together people from all across the globe on the 12th and 13th November at the ExCel, London. The producers of the event have requested CEO of Allan Panthera, Jamie Allan, to Chair the Urban Innovation Main Conference on Wednesday 13th, as well as moderate a panel discussion that day. On Tuesday 12th, Jamie will also be speaking at the Seminar Sessions. Talking about his involvement in the prestigious event, Jamie said, “I’m extremely excited and humbled to be involved so heavily at this year’s event, and I can’t wait to provide the attendees with some of the latest goings-on in the global commercial drone industry. The agenda looks better than ever before, the line up of speakers is world class, and anyone who is looking to immerse themselves in this industry will find it an excellent opportunity to learn and come away with some fascinating insight which can propel them forwards onto great things.” More information can be found at