Allister is currently Head of Operations for the Atos UK&I Engineering Communities, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. Prior to that he worked as a Systems Analyst and then computing Architect for a major bank for 18 years. Allister has extensive experience as an enterprise-level information systems architect, and has designed Architectures for English and Scottish NHS national services, a major UK financial services institution, several national public services, and the Scottish national tourist body. He also lectured in computing for Open College for five years, and represented business on the Industrial Liaison Panel of Liverpool University for several years.
Allister volunteered for ‘Covenanters’ (now merged with ‘Youth For Christ’), a Christian young people’s organisation for nearly forty years; starting as a member and ending as the main Group Leader. For the final 11 years, he also held various roles at national and regional levels, including Chairman and Publicity Officer.
For relaxation, Allister loves the outdoors, reading about astronomy, science, technology & IT, and writing. Along with his wife they enjoy hill walking and cycling, and have even bagged the occasional Munroe, Corbett and Graham, together.