Why Choose Us


Choosing Allen + Clarke means you are choosing a group of people who are passionate about supporting you and the communities you support. Clients and partners enjoy working with us – they appreciate our thinking, our understanding, our presence of mind, humour, breadth of knowledge and insight – and our enthusiasm. Our relationships with our clients are mutually beneficial partnerships. Our system of client relationship management means you are in safe hands.


Our Purpose

To empower clients and communities to overcome the challenges facing society.


Our Vision

To be the trusted partner of choice, leading important societal change.

We give a damn, which means that we believe in…

  • Being and giving our best – We are determined to master our craft and support others to master theirs.
  • The importance of people – We acknowledge and respect difference and diversity.
  • Always being authentic – We are comfortable in challenging the status quo and questioning conventional thinking.

Our Values and Behaviours

Our values and behaviours underpin how we conduct ourselves at Allen + Clarke and with our clients and stakeholders – essentially what makes us great consultants. We are a group of people who care about each other, our families, our communities, the planet, our clients, and our work. Our values and behaviours ensure we can work together and with others in a way that contributes to social change and improving people’s lives and wellbeing.

Examples of our specific attributes and what they mean to us are below:

Better together

  • We are collaborative. Collaboration and inclusive ways of working are part of the Allen + Clarke DNA.
  • We look after people and support each other.
  • We pursue excellence, and that motivates us to work together.

Create and hold space for others

  • We communicate openly and respectfully.
  • We ask questions and we listen.
  • We support each other.

Do the right thing

  • We recognise that doing the right thing requires us to do things the right way.
  • We are determined to make a difference and understand the impact of our actions.
  • We look after our people, our clients, and our communities.
  • We support each other.



We’ve Been There



We have worked in the public service, engaged with Ministers, written Cabinet papers, supported Bills through the House, and compiled Official Information Act responses and ministerial materials. We know how it works – and when it doesn’t, we know how to shift tack so that things just get done.




We experience what you do. We need to meet both our business objectives and regulatory expectations in order to thrive. Our expertise in business and strong public sector background gives us a unique perspective. We speak the language of government, and can help you put your position forward.



Non-government Organisations (NGOs)

We have worked alongside NGOs for decades – helping them meet their potential and secure necessary resources, volunteering our time on various NGO Boards, and providing free services through our pro bono programme.



What Our Clients Say

“Allen and Clarke took the time to understand our unique needs, and that of our members, taking a personalised approach to the project, rather than just fitting us into a template or mould.”

–  Amanda Rose, Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand

“It was great to work with a team that supported our organisation’s aims, understood the impact our work is having, and recognised the importance for us to meet our funders’ contractual requirements.”

–  Sara Passmore, Wellington Women’s House

“Allen + Clarke always provide a superior, customer focussed service. Their business ethos fits with what we are trying to achieve as a public service, the best outcomes for New Zealanders.”

– Maree Roberts, Ministry for Children Oranga Tamariki

“ The mahi required to reach significant Treaty settlement milestones is significantly enhanced with the support of Allen & Clarke.”

– Eddy Allan, Office of Treaty Settlements, MoJ

“They exceeded our business needs and expectations. Superb!”

– Hamish McEwan, Sport New Zealand

“The work represented real value for money and provided learnings for the team that we have used again.”

–  Paula Snowden, PGF Group

Giving Back

We strongly believe that businesses can partner with governments to lead meaningful societal change. As part of our efforts, we operate a pro bono workstream.
Every year we undertake projects for organisations in areas that align with our values. Our pro bono work has provided individuals and organisations with top quality, pragmatic services.

Check out the work we are currently doing in our pro bono programme.

Policy, Research and Development

Operations, Management and Risk

Business Change


Finance and Economics

Human Resources

Marketing and Public Relations







For bespoke support with your next project, speak to one of our team today.

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