Alison is the Chief Executive Officer of the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas). She leads a specialised team that since 1979 have worked with refugees and migrants in the areas of settlement, aged care, employment, youth and a broad range of community development programs. MRC Tas direct settlement services include the Humanitarian Settlement Program, Settlement Engagement and Transition Services as well as migration support and Tasmanian Government funded services. MRC Tas incorporates the Phoenix Centre, the Tasmanian agency for the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.
MRC Tas is an active member of the Settlement Council of Australia, the Tasmanian Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN), and hosts the Settlement Support Planning network which brings together a wide range of stakeholders to improve outcomes for humanitarian arrivals in the State.
Alison’s experience includes over two decades within the NFP sector, including agencies specialising in health and clinical services, disability support, fundraising and grant giving. She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course, and a current serving Director.