David Allan has lived for nearly the last 10 years in Asia and has been based in Myanmar for the last seven years. His expertise lies in areas of sustainable business strategy and implementation as well as conflict-and  risk-reduction- with a special focus on sustainable development practice and conflict prevention- and he has a social license to operate in Myanmar. In 2007 he founded the local group Spectrum in Myanmar for policy work and service delivery in sustainable development, natural resource management, transparency, community engagement, and environment.