John R. Allen

John Allen is a consultant assisting governments to develop and use performance measurement and results oriented management processes.   He has worked in this field for more than twenty-five   years, the last fifteen as a consultant. As a public servant John managed the Province of Ontario’s government- wide performance measurement system. He also worked with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs helping local governments to implement performance measurement.

John’s specialties include performance measurement, business and strategic planning, operational planning and budgeting, program evaluation and personnel performance appraisal. Performance measurement is a central feature of all these management processes. As a consultant John has worked with a wide variety of government clients at all levels of government in both Canada and the United State, and in virtually every kind of government program.

John has written or co-authored a number of manuals and Ahow-to handbooks on performance measurement and over his career and has published numerous articles on government performance measurement. He is a sought after speaker at conferences of government associations on the topic of performance measurement. John is a recipient of the Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Award for Excellence from the Government Finance Officers’ Association for the publication Performance Measurement for Municipalities.

John has degrees in political science and business administration. He is based in Toronto.

  • Job Title:Management Consultant
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