Tim Allen

Tim Allen

Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of Houbara Defence & Security LLC, a joint venture between QinetiQ plc and Middle East General Enterprises (MGE). QinetiQ plc is a leading international supplier of defence and security technical expertise.  Houbara was established in Abu Dhabi in 2018 to provide local access for Emirati customer to QinetiQ’s portfolio of innovative services and products.

Tim has focused on the Middle East region throughout both his earlier military career and latterly within the defence industry. During 31 years of service with the British Army he gained operational command experience in Northern Ireland, Oman, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Tim left the British Army in 2010 to join Cubic Defense Applications, before moving on to QinetiQ plc in 2013 as the company’s MENA Regional Director. Whilst his current portfolio extends across multiple domains, Tim retains a special interest in the potential of technology to enhance military training and operational performance.

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