David Allen, Independent Consultant

David brings ‘new eyes’ to everyday situations and problems. Taking a systemic view of organisational performance – what employees, suppliers and customers are doing and why – he sheds new light on what’s really going on and ways to affect a positive transformation. “For me, it’s all about realising potential,” he says, “I love to uncover and share insights that turn clients on to new possibilities that help them mobilise the creativity, intelligence, and wisdom of every employee.”

David spent his formative working years in the public sector, starting out at the Scottish office, then Cleveland County’s highly respected research and intelligence unit, before moving on to head up the research team in York Council’s award winning marketing and communications group. In 2004, he decided it was time to give free rein to his desire to really start making a positive difference, and set up his own consultancy. David is also jointly responsible for leading the North of England Transformation Network (NET2) bringing together professionals from across all sectors who share a common interest in organisational transformation.