Matthew Allen is the Founder of Subcon.  He started his career with six years in the merchant navy.  Following which he studied a Bachelors of Engineering in Naval Architecture at the Australian Maritime college.  He subsequently built a successful career as an offshore construction manager for tier one construction companies including Clough, Technip and Saipem.  Later he worked for Woodside and Chevron as an Offshore Installation Manager for the 70,000Te NRB platform installation and later Thevenard Island Retirement Project.

He holds an Executive MBA from UWA and Bachelors degrees in Engineering and Technology from the Australian Maritime College.

In 2011 Matthew and Dr Kervin Yeow cofounded Subcon to provide specialist Blue Solutions for Reef Restoration, Marine Foundations, Stabilisation, Scour and Erosion Control.  The business has grown internationally with offices in Delft, Singapore, Dongguan and Perth and employees over 25 people full time.