Nicholas Allen is independent non-executive Chairman of Link Asset Management Limited, and also serves as an independent non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited, Lenovo Group Limited and VinaLand Limited. He chairs the audit committees of Lenovo Group Limited and VinaLand Limited respectively. He has extensive experience in accounting and auditing and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1988 until his retirement in June 2007. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from Manchester University, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
His other appointments in Hong Kong prior to his retirement from PwC included: Member of the Securities and Futures Appeal Panel; Member of the Takeovers & Merger Panel; Member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee; Member of the Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee; and Member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.