When you’ve got several projects running in parallel in the studio, you need an Allan to keep control and order. Not just any Allan, as a favourite grocer has it, but Allan Fraser. He knows every project inside and out. He knows all the shipyards inside and out. A rare hybrid of designer and laser-guided project manager, wrapped up in his genial Scottish exterior. A tendency to use the word shall when will is more correct has remained incurable, despite frequent attempts by both Bannenberg and Rowell, but we suppose it somehow points to an unshakable conviction about making decisions. He does like golf though.