QED-Managing-Director-and-CEO-Allan-BlackleyAlan Blackley

Managing Director

With over 45 years in the Drilling Industry in the Asia Pacific region Alan is well known by Clients and Competitors alike and has a reputation for managing a business that has always set the standards for others to follow. Starting his career in Australia in the geotechnical drilling field, he moved to Papua New Guinea where a 6 months contract lasted 28 years. During that period he built a company that was known by a number of names as the parent company changed ownership, but ultimately known as United Pacific Drilling which had been acquired from its USA owners by Orica Explosives in 1987.

Orica disposed of their drilling assets in 2000 and true to form Alan took the business in the Philippines from a minor player to the leading contractor in the Country. On Client request QED established operations in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands where that same passion for excellence replicated the Company’s reputation.

Now based out of the Philippines and with a wealth of knowledge shared with his team, Alan continues to manage a company that is diversified and resilient.