D.W. (Bill) Allen has worked with and for some of Australia's most important companies since his graduation from Sydney University where his studies specialised in human resources and customer relations. Bill also had a distinguished Naval career, he is married with three sons and several grandchildren, and resides in Balgowlah.
Bill became joint Managing Director and Director of Operations for Travelodge, Australia's largest motel operator. Bill’s major responsibilities included new property development, joint ventures with international financiers, formulation of short and long term marketing strategies and day-to-day operational control of facilities located in Australia, NZ, PNG, Fiji, Tahiti, Japan and the USA.
From Travelodge, Bill then joined Tooth and Co Limited as head of their Leisure Division. He was subsequently appointed an Executive Director of the parent company and its subsidiaries and associates including the newly formed d'Albora Marinas Pty Ltd. In these early stages he was responsible for establishing the company’s development plan and the strategies to achieve success.
After the Adsteam involvement, Tooth and Co. sold their interests (their focus had changed) Bill however was able to continue his association as a permanent Management Consultant to d'Albora Marinas Pty Ltd until the take over by a Macquarie Bank associate in 2001.
Bill has worked side by side with Michael Jarvin since 1979 and Darrell Barnett since 1995. Bill is a shareholder of Advanced Marina Management Pty Ltd [ACN 102 228 268] and active day to day with the AMM Team.
Bill has long been a keen and active yachtsman/boat owner and sails most weekends. As a member of one of Sydney's premier yacht clubs he is on the Sailing Committee, the Protest Panel and is the Club's delegate to the Y.A. of NSW's Special Regulations Committee (Safety Issues).
Bill’s forte is his detailed understanding of human nature and his knowledge of the requirements needed to be a successful manager. His experience in the marina and associated leisure industries is extensive and he has helped nurture and develop many of the successful managers and operatives at d'Albora Marinas and other personnel in today’s marine industry.