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Allstate Northern lreland
Bro McFerran is Managing Director of Allstate Northern Ireland (formerly Northbrook Technology of Northern Ireland
Ltd.), Northern Ireland's largest IT Company, and employing over 1500 people. He took up his current position in January 1999 when the company set up in Northern Ireland.
He has held previous positions as Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing for IMRglobal Corporation, an IT Outsourcing Corpany, based in Clearwater, Florida. He was joint-
Mr. McFerran was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced on 11th June 2005 for services to the IT lndustry of Northern lreland. He was presented with the Institute of Directors/Lunns Award of Excellence at a Gala Dinner in January 2OO7 . He received an Annual Award of Distinction from Belfast Institute of Higher and Further Education in November 2004 in recognition of his achievements in employment and economic development. Mr. McFerran was awarded the "IT Professional of the Year" award by the Northern Ireland Branch of BCS in 2001.
Mr. McFerran was educated at St. Malachy's College and Queen's University, Belfast where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is married with three children and lives in Belfast.
Allstate Northern Ireland History & Timeline
Allstate Northern lreland started recruiting in January 1999 and established its first office in Belfast's Corporation Street. The company quickly outgrew that location and moved to its current building at Lanyon Place in February 2002. For strategic reasons, including a large labour pool and growing demand for services, Allstate NI opened a second facility in Derry in August 2001, followed by its Strabane location in June 2004. Currently, the company employs more than 1900 people at these facilities.