Allen Wilson is a business graduate with over 20 years experience in both the financial and manufacturing sectors. In 1998, Allen was appointed the Managing Director of the Wilson Group of Companies, based in Belfast. N. Ireland, which remains on an expansionary path within the chemical manufacturing and specialist recycling markets throughout Ireland and Europe. An avid sportsman and Hatha yoga tutor, he was diagnosed with sporadic metastatic paraganglioma in October 2006 and is truly passionate about using his experience, networking and managerial skills to increase awareness of the work of the Pheo Para Alliance. Allen's emphasis is to reach out to patients throughout the world by promoting the pursuit of earlier and better detection and diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma, whilst helping to develop improved treatments and ultimately pursue a cure for this rare and orphan group of diseases.