HOW I HELP
At AAB Group, my role as a Board Member varies from developing our strategic partnerships, working closely with the Group Executive Team to deliver our ambitious growth plans, supporting the leadership team, ensuring they have what they need to be effective, engaging the Board and connecting all the stakeholders.
“AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY”
Graeme Allan is Group Executive Director at AAB. In Graeme’s role he is responsible for growing, developing, and maintaining relationships with AAB’s key strategic partners, including regulators and associations.
Prior to taking on the role of Group Executive Director, Graeme was Chief Executive of AAB. During his time as Chief Executive Graeme was the driving force behind much of the Group’s transformation as it moved from an accountancy business based in Aberdeen to a tech enabled critical business services group with teams and offices across the UK, Island of Ireland and USA. Graeme’s leadership and determination kick started the incredible journey the Group is on, and he continues to play a key role on the AAB Group Board and ultimately helping to deliver the Group’s ambitious strategic growth plan.
Graeme works closely with the Board, C-Suite, and the senior Leadership Team to harness the power of people and technology across AAB to build strong foundations for future growth and development of the Group. His expertise includes strategy, leadership and building high performing teams.
NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR PEOPLE
“I truly believe in harnessing the power of our people across all our locations, so it’s important we continue building and supporting high performing teams to enable us to attract and retain the best talent. I continuously strive to make sure that happens by articulating the AAB story and getting people excited about the future of the Group.
Private Equity backing means we’re able to scale more rapidly, as we have been doing since 2021. We moved to this model to not only ensure we could fast-track the growth of the Group, but to also ensure we could continue to invest and develop our people by opening up huge opportunities for them to grow their careers at AAB. I’m dedicated to helping our people perform at their best and to go above and beyond for our clients.”
IT’S AN EXCITING TIME AT AAB
“You may not think of the business services sector as EXCITING but the relentless pursuit of opportunities and the desire to do better tomorrow than you did today means that life at AAB is incredibly exciting. Whether it’s working with clients on their exciting journeys or driving the growth of the Group organically or through acquisition, no two weeks are the same.
For me personally, I’m still constantly learning and because of our rapidly changing environment, our growth, and the growth of our clients. I thrive on change and having to adapt my thinking. My ability to build strong relationships, my strategic vision and resilience are the strengths I bring to the Group. But to succeed, I’ve needed a strong team around me, and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have great people that have and continue to support me.”
WE’RE NOT DONE YET
“I am extremely proud of the progress we’ve made at AAB Group. It’s not all about growth, when I became Chief Executive, I wanted to create a business that was in a better place than when I took on the role, and I truly believe it is, and that the direction of the group will enable us to continue to build on that success for our team and our clients. Leading AAB Group was an absolute privilege and helping to build the Group with such talented people is something I am very proud of, and an area I enjoy being involved in my role as Group Executive Director.
Looking ahead, there’s still so much to achieve. There is never a desire to stop or stand still at AAB. It’s about recognising the opportunities that will drive us to do more, whether it’s additional services or wider geography.
We have achieved so much together to date, but we’re not done yet.”