Gary Allen is a board director of Corde and AKS Ward where he heads up the London office. He is a chartered civil engineer with some 30 years’ experience. He is regional structural head for London, the South East, and East Anglia. Gary has particular strengths in education projects and has maintained an interest in structural surveys and defect investigations. He also has a vast wealth of commercial experience, as well as being an expert witness. He is currently working on two new leisure centres and a number of London office refurbishments.