David AllanChange Maker | Business Development

David Allan
Business Consultant
Asia Pacific

About Me

/Who am I

I began consulting in the early 90’s specializing in web, database, project management and business analysis. I have an active interest in photography and video.

I have a diverse background in a variety of industries and help organizations to solve problems and grow.

The future of our people and planet depends on Social Enterprise, and I invest significant time and resource into community-based development projects, education and community-based tourism to help those in need in the Asia/Pacific region, specifically Luang Prabang, Laos.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.

- Helen Clark, Former New Zealand Prime Minister -


/What I do

I help organizations work smarter, save time and money, to grow, by developing strategy, solving problems, developing human resources and implementing effective processes and systems.


Working in business development since 1998 in Auckland & Wellington, New Zealand, and Laos, I have helped businesses achieve growth and success. I am an effective leader and love to grow teams.


I have helped organizations since 1994 with all aspects of online marketing and everyting web and internet. I understand practical business needs as well as posessing  in-depth technical abilities and experience.


I have been volunteering since 1988. In 2015, I established a computer training programme in Luang Prabang, Laos for impoverished youth. I continue to work with local communities sharing skills and developing capacity.


100%Work Ethic
96%Team Work
98%Communication and Project Management


/My career

For my full CV, please view my LinkedIn profile or contact me.

1990 - 1994

B.Com, Computer Science

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Computer Science and Management

2013 - PRESENT


LEOT School, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Trustee (volunteer): The LEOT school provides free lessons for older impoverished Lao students that have the ambition to improve their lives. I developed and maintain the ICT curriculum and train Lao staff.

ICT Consultant

InfoAge Consulting, New Zealand

Director of Company for 24 years providing information technology expertise including web design, social media, data management, computer support, networking, security, training and consulting services to Government, businesses and NGOs.

1994 - 2017


30years of experience
782projects completed
78208hours of work
28176cups of coffee


I really appreciated the opportunity to listen to a different perspective on entrepreneurship and international tourism. It particularly put our current Covid-19 situation here in Europe into perspective and changed my point of view.
Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft ITW.
A very capable web designer and system manager. A great communicator and planner, communicates quickly and has completed several projects a tight time frame in a very professional manner. He is open and honest in what is achievable and what is either expensive or impossible. These qualities are frequently very expensive or unattainable.
David is exceptionally good at understanding our business needs and creating the solutions required. He is professional, easy to work with, friendly and reliable. Nothing is too much trouble and the ongoing support is excellent.
It was one of the most inspiring lectures during my entire studies.
Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft ITW.
A partnership relationship has developed, emerging opportunities are presented, and a thorough understanding of our business activities means that solutions can be developed to better meet the needs of our members and customers.
The database created for us greatly improved the efficiency of recording, analysing and reporting on public submissions on a major bill.
Our new database means that we now have accurate and timely, real-time information. It has helped us to ensure staff workloads are healthy and equitable.
David is quick to pick up on what is required, happy to answer queries quickly and are very good to deal with.
David has been a godsend in repairing a database badly in need of renewing. Throughout what could have been a horrendous redesign, his sense of humour and expertise has made the whole process enjoyable.
We found David to be friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and very accessible. He understood our needs and was able to convey complex ideas to us in ways that were helpful and informative. He provided prompt service, kept us updated regularly, and took the initiative to drive the project forward to completion.
David gave good, practical advice which was easy to understand. He is very good to work with and highly adaptable.

Social enterprise is a business model that puts people and community first, ahead of private or personal gain, while operating in a commercially viable and sustainable manner. Social enterprise is committed to social justice, social inclusion, enhancing quality of life, building community spirit and providing affordable and accessible services.

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/Get in touch with me

    I am available for consulting work in tourism, community development projects. I specialize in project management and online systems, marketing and cloud services.


    /Some favourite posts

    If you’re still reading, here is a collection of favourite quotes and interesting things I’ve collected.

    Jul 9

    The absolute worst day ever

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    Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.

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    Nov 7
    Aug 7

    Wellington – the coolest little capital

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    Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

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    Jul 1
    Apr 7

    Little Wellington

    A rare burst of fine weather in Wellington last winter allowed Michael Jooss to capture the city’s charms - and it also scooped him first prize in an international student…

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    Be the change you want to see in the world

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    Dec 7
    Apr 7

    We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves

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    The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things… it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.

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    Mar 1
    Dec 7

    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world

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    A look at our amazing planet – BBC One

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    Jun 7