Allen + Clarke is a public policy consultancy firm based in Wellington, New Zealand, working globally.
We are trusted advisors to the public sector, businesses, and NGOs.

Our clients have confidence in our proven ability to deliver practical solutions with clarity, precision and conviction. We are innovative, creative, and like to challenge habitual ways of thinking.

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What We do

Allen + Clarke provides policy + government support, evaluation + research,
and secretariat + programme support services.

Policy + Government Support


Our people are experts in their chosen fields, and are passionate about what they do and the contribution that they make. You will enjoy working with them.

Meet our team



We have brought together a highly capable and passionate group of people who want to make a difference. We are independent, objective and place a lot of emphasis on just getting things done.


We give a damn about what we do and we are courageous in our efforts to make a difference – for our people, for our clients, and for society as a whole.


We’ve walked in your shoes – we’ve been public servants, territorial authority officers, and consultants across many sectors. We’ve run businesses and we’ve worked for NGOs. We know what’s needed to get things done.


We want a relationship, not a transaction. You can expect us to engage with you as an enthusiastic partner.


We believe strongly that businesses can partner with governments to lead important societal change. As part of our efforts to support that idea, we operate a pro bono work stream, sponsor conferences and develop free desk guides for our public service clients.


Our clients like what we do – and they like how we do it.


Our reputation stands or falls on our ability to deliver – we do whatever it takes to live up to our reputation and to please our clients.


Allen + Clarke is a listed provider for the All of Government Consultancy Panel, receiving one of the highest quality rankings of all providers that have been reviewed for inclusion on the panel.



November 2017

Allen + Clarke is assisting an Expert Health Panel to provide independent advice to the Australian Government

An Expert Health Panel for PFAS (Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) has been established to provide updated and independent advice to the Australian Government on the potential health impacts associated with PFAS exposure and identify priority areas for further research. Allen + Clarke is assisting the Expert Health Panel with this work. To provide its advice to Government, the Expert Health Panel is:

  • Reviewing the current health and other scientific evidence available on the potential human health effects of PFAS exposure; and
  • Seeking the views of the public who are concerned by PFAS contamination

Allen + Clarke is assisting the Expert Health Panel to undertake a public consultation process. The consultation survey contains questions to help the Expert Health Panel to better understand the range of public views on the potential health impacts of PFAS contamination and what the focus of future research should be. More information about the public consultation can be found here: and the survey can be accessed directly at:

The Expert Health Panel is expected to report back to the Australian Government in late February 2018. The report will be made publicly available shortly after on the Department of Health website. The Expert Health Panel’s work is split into two parts:

  • Part one: Report to the Government on the potential health impacts of PFAS
  • Part two: Provide advice to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on priority research areas related to the health effects of PFAS

The Australian Government will provide $12.5 million over four years from 2017-18 to establish the Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances – National Health Research Program (the Program) to lead further research into the potential health effects of PFAS exposure. The Program will be informed by the findings of the Expert Health Panel and administered by the NHMRC.

For more information regarding the work of the Expert Health Panel or its Terms of Reference, please visit