Conference Chair

CEO of Allen Apprenticeships and Skills, is Tony Allen.


For the last fourteen years, Tony has been employed in the government’s Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and has developed considerable knowledge and expertise in how apprenticeships can benefit employers.

In addition, Tony has been at the forefront of the development of the new Levy system, and has acquired expertise in how the levy will work, and how it will impact on businesses.


Tony has lead the SFA’s team in its relationship with large employers, and largest private training providers. He has managed large scale FE College mergers, and local area restructures.


Prior to joining the Agency, Tony was Chief Executive for the Hospitality Industry’s trade benevolent charity, Hospitality Action, and prior to that he spent twenty years with Whitbread PLC, in Operational and HR roles.


Tony is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development