Allan has lectured at Victoria, RMIT and Melbourne Universities on a range of insurance subjects, and has delivered over 900 seminars on various topics including risk management, ISR policies, and business interruption. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor at Victoria University in the faculty of Business and Law and is the Course Director in the Master of Insurance Law and Practice program.
He is the author of nine books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide and the 3-volume set, Understanding the ISR Policy. In 2012, Allan was rated one of the top 20 most influential leaders in the Australian insurance industry for the third year running. Professor Manning also sits on the ANZIIF Insurance Broking Facility Advisory Board, and is also the founder of LMI Group which specialises in pre- and post-loss insurance services.