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A team that gives a damn... With over 100 consultants, we have the expertise and the capacity to support projects of any scale. Choosing a team from Allen + Clarke means you will work alongside an enthusiastic group who understand that together we can make a difference in our communities. Searching for the perfect team to support your next project? - Get in touch today.

Our diverse team have assisted with projects that improve Pacific and Asian countries’ social and economic conditions and have worked collaboratively with national partners, organisations, and external funding agencies. Our expert approach to International Development includes respect, humility and service. Our experience will help you support any community, wherever they are in the world.

Our people will support your organisation to navigate change to ensure it works for your business and accelerates your success. We have experience in designing or refreshing operation models, assessing impact and measuring the benefits to your organisation. Organisational change is challenging. Our team enable smart change.

Our strategy and governance specialists can lead your organisation or programme to success. If you are looking for help with strategic planning, best practice governance and governance processes, this is the team for you.

Our team have the skillset to help you engage key Treaty partners and the community to get the best results for your project. We can lead or support you in developing a stakeholder engagement plan through to facilitating workshops with your teams. People engage best with people they trust.

Located in central Melbourne, our 30 strong Australian team understand the machinery of central and state governments. Their broad range of backgrounds, experience and expertise means they have the lived experience you are looking for. Need support from an Australia based team? – let us help.

Located in Wellington Central, our 80 strong team have been supporting central and local government, NGOs and the private sector for more than 20 years. Need support from a New Zealand based team? - let us help.

Allen + Clarke has two majority shareholders, Matthew Allen and Paul Houliston, who are also Directors of the company. The company also has eleven minority owners who all work in the business: Anna Gribble, Ned Hardie-Boys, Rob Smith, Jason Carpenter, Marnie Carter, Jacqui Haggland, Anton Davis, Jonathan Champion, Kelley Reeve, Kylie Berg and Linda Gyorki.

Our board comprises an Independent Director, the two Allen + Clarke Managing Partners and two minority shareholder representatives. Board members are accessible to our team and our clients alike allowing everyone to benefit from their skills and experience.

Our corporate support team have a wealth of professional knowledge. They draw on specialised knowledge, best practices, and technology to provide excellent support to both internal and external customers.

Our team provide comprehensive, effective, and independent secretariat, governance, and programme services. They have extensive experience supporting public and private organisations. We connect the dots effectively and deliver everything you need when you need it.

Our evaluation services are provided by a team of specialists, backed up by our wider team of policy professionals and supplemented by external partners.

We pride ourselves on being experts at all stages of the policy cycle. Our team are highly experienced reviewers, project managers, and public policy practitioners. If you would like support with any stage of the policy cycle, this team are your experts. Our team have experience to deliver best practice policy.

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Matthew Allen 

BSc, MA(Appl) Env St, Dip Env Hlth

Managing Partner (New Zealand)

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Paul Houliston

MPhil

Managing Partner (Australia)

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Dion Mortensen

Chartered member of the Institute of Directors

Independent Director (Chair)

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Jacqui Haggland

BA (1st Class Hons), MAdLitNumEd (Distinction), GradDip Tch (Sec)

Practice Lead

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Kelley Reeve

Practice Lead

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Marnie Carter

BA, PGDipSSER

Practice Lead

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Jonathan Champion

CA

Business Manager

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Adam Emirali

Marketing + Business Development Manager

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Kylie Berg

MEnvStud (Distinction), BSc

Director Business Development + Systems

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Anna Gribble

BA, BsC, DPH

Senior Consultant

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Anton Davis

BA

Senior Consultant

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Dr Brendan Stevenson

PhD (Public Health) MA (Psychology) Dip. Dairy Tech.

Senior Consultant

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Dr Rebecca Gray

Senior Consultant

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Heather Griffiths

Senior Consultant

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Dr Carolyn Hooper

MA (Applied) SocSci Research, PhD

Senior Consultant

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Heloisa Hartuwig De Freitas

Consultant

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Khanh Ton

PhD (EnvSci), MSc (EnvSci)

Consultant

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Stephanie O’Neill

HR Advisor

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Caroline Crothers

BSc(Pysch)(Hons)

Senior Consultant

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Charlene Harvey

MCOM

Senior Consultant

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Craig Griffiths

Senior Consultant

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Dr Dee Al-Nawab

PhD (Education – Evaluation), MPH (Evaluation), BHSc (Health Systems)

Senior Consultant

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Emma Ward

BA (1st Class Hons), MPM (Merit)

Practice Manager

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Esther White

BA, MCom

Manager Business Development + Systems

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Dr Emma Hughes

MA, PhD

Proposal Manager

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Dr Fiona Scott-Melton

B.Comm, M.Comm (Hons), PhD

Senior Consultant

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Hannah Cross

BSc(Psych)(Hons), MPH, PMP

Program Manager, IAHP Yarnes

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Jaqui Taituha Ngawaka

MBA with Distinction, BTch, BA

Senior Consultant

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Jason Carpenter

BA (1st Class Hons)

Senior Consultant

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Jack Haddow

BA (1st Class Hons Philosophy)

Senior Consultant

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Jennifer Locke

BCom

Senior Consultant

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Jeremy Markham

BA, B App Sci, GDip Bus

Senior Consultant

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Jessica Kereama-Stevenson

MRP, BSW

Senior Consultant

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Jodie O’Neill

LLB, BA Political Science

Senior Consultant

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Linda Gyorki

BA/LLB (Hons), MA (Public Policy)

Director Consulting

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Dr Mathea Roorda

MA, PGDipSSER, PhD

Senior Consultant

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Matt Hall

Senior Consultant

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Ned Hardie-Boys

BA (Hons), MA

Senior Consultant

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Nick Leffler

MA (Hons), MSc

Senior Consultant

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Rachel Benton

BMus(Hons)

Senior Consultant

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Dr Rosemary Lowry

BSc, BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), PhD, GDipEd, GDLP

Senior Consultant

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Robyn Bailey

BSocSci, DipSocSci, PGDipSSER (Distinction)

Senior Consultant

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Dr Bo Ning

BA, MA, PhD

Senior Consultant

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Rob Smith

BA, LLB

Senior Consultant

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Dr Rose Namoori-Sinclair

BA, PGD Agric Econ, MEc, MPP, PhD

Senior Consultant

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Sam Byfield

MA, BA(Hons)

Manager Policy + Regulatory

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Sarah McDowell

BCom(Econ), BA(PoliticalSc), GradDipLaw(CompetitionRegulation)

Manager Policy + Regulation

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Stephanie James

LLB, BSc (Biotechnology)

Senior Consultant

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Stuart Beresford

BSc, LLM

Senior Consultant

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Susan Cook

BPhysEd, BSc(Nutrition), PostGradDipDiet, PostGradDipPH

Senior Consultant

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Wayne Murphy

Dip in Business; Dip in Management

Senior Consultant

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Anna Apperley

Consultant

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Alice Palmer

BCom (Management and Psychology)

Consultant

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Ariane La Porte

BA, MPPE (Distinction), PG Cert in Commerce

Consultant

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Georgia Jackson

Ma Public Policy

Consultant

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Jade Watene

BA (Poli Sci, International Languages and Cultures with specialization in Spanish)

Consultant

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Kate Copeland

BSc, MAppSci (Distinction), ANutr

Consultant

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Kelsey Morrison

BSc (Honours), MSc (Distinction)

Consultant

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Meremoana Potiki

BA, MSc (Psych)

Consultant

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Nathan Liu

BCom

Consultant

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Otis Boyle

BA (1st Class Hons), MA (Dist), PGCertPP

Consultant

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Philippa Tinetti

Consultant

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Priscilia Martin

MBChB, GradDipHSc

Consultant

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Renee Rowick

Cert III and IV (Business Administration)

Office Administrator

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Sara Lystlund-Hemi

BA (Social&Political Science), MA (Cultural Studies), PhD (Cultural Anthropology)

Consultant

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Sarsha Sivanantham

BHSc, BCom

Consultant

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Sean Stack

LLB

Consultant

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Tahlia Studdart

BA (Psych)

Consultant

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Toby Black

BA(PhPE & Anthropology), MA (Distinction)

Consultant

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William Morgan

BA (Hons), MA (PP&Mgt)

Consultant

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