John R. Ellen
VP, CFO and Corporate Secretary
Allied Hotel Properties
Allied Hotel Properties Inc. is a publicly traded hotel investment and real estate company. John has been with Allied since emigrating to Canada in 1992 and has been Chief Financial Officer since 1996. In this position John has gained considerable experience in hotel purchases and sales, particularly from the financing side of the transaction.
Prior to moving to Canada he worked for Ernst & Young, Chartered Accountants, initially in Edinburgh, Scotland and then in Europe and North Africa. John holds a bachelor degree in Accounting (1st class Honours) from the University of Stirling in Scotland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. He is the Alumni representative for the University of Stirling for Western Canada and is also the contact for ICAS members in British Columbia. John is married and has four young sons, which he says explains the receding hairline and troubled expression.