Jonathan Allan

Jonathan Allan

Chief commercial officer

Channel 4

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  • 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX, United Kingdom
My Character:
  • Social animal
Work email

jallan@channel4.co.uk

Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

The political and economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and populism. Oh, hang on…

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

That my girls stay safe and healthy, and grow into happy and successful women.

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

I've never experienced gardening leave.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

Steve Bignell. He's currently on gardening leave.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

Ged Weston. Like me, he's from Yorkshire and enjoys a beer now and then.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

Gogglebox and a glass of red.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

People who think the seat next to them on a busy train is the perfect place for their bag and act surprised that you might want to sit down.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

Reply all.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

I once introduced a client to a room of important people as Siemen from Simons, as opposed to Simon from Siemens.

What do you do to stay match fit?

If at home, I'm in bed by 10.30pm.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

Back in Black – AC/DC.

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