Head of Marketing and Communications, Allstate NI

Allstate Northern Ireland is the province’s largest IT company with over 2,400 employees in Belfast, L’Derry and Strabane. In his role, Chris leads Allstate’s Corporate Communications department, the Marketing Analytics teams and the Allstate Agents intranet editors.

The teams provide strategic support and direction to various Allstate business units in the United States. Locally, the Corporate Communications department designs, manages and implements plans as well as driving external recruitment marketing, promoting Allstate as the career destination of choice in Northern Ireland.

Since graduating in 1997 with a BA degree in Finance & Marketing and in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in Marketing, Chris has been involved in the planning and strategic implementation of numerous global marketing and communication campaigns.

Prior to Allstate, Chris was appointed to the senior management team in the position of Global Marketing Manager with Randox Laboratories and previously worked for Coca-Cola and various organisations in Australia.

Chris has served as a Chartered Institute of Marketing judge and won the CIM Marketing Excellence Award and the Best Performing Large Marketing Business Award.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys travelling to new destinations, eating out and exploring National Trust destinations with his 13-month-old son and partner. Chris is also a weekend rally car driver and part owner of national hunt racehorses.