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Chair Announced for Allocate Defence Advisory Board

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The CEO of Allocate Software, Ian Bowles is proud to announce the appointment of Lieutenant General Sir Mark Mans KCB CBE to chair its new Defence Advisory Board. Commenting, Ian Bowles said “We are delighted that General Mark has agreed to join us and to help guide our way forward in the Defence Sector. His wealth of experience in both the national and international strategic defence environment is vital to ensuring that we are able to offer software solutions that operate at the forefront of military capability management.”

After a distinguished career in which he rose to be Adjutant General of the British Army, General Mans joins Allocate Software to give guidance on how best to exploit the many features of the industry leading force optimisation product: DefenceSuite.  In his recent posts he was responsible for ensuring that the British Army trains, manages and prepares its servicemen and women in the most cost effective manner.  This was against a challenging background of intense operational commitment combined with a need to restructure the Army to deliver the outcomes from the last Strategic Defence and Security Review.

General Mans commented: “in recent years my staff were able to use DefenceSuite to identify over £10M from my annual budget that was not contributing directly to operational outputs.  We were then able to use DefenceSuite to redirect these resources to deliver more focussed training activity in support of current operations.  This was possible because DefenceSuite applications are available in every Army headquarters and unit, making management reports readily available to commanders at all levels.”

Allocate Software looks forward to building upon its experience in NATO and the British and Australian Armed Forces, to give all Allies the ability to quickly identify risk, cost and scheduling issues and better balance their supply, in terms of force structures, manpower, sustainability, activity and spend against the demand of commitments both now and in the future.