Alison is the CEO of the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) Inc. (MRC). 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. The MRC also includes the statewide Humanitarian Settlement Program and the Phoenix Centre, the Tasmanian agency for the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.
Alison’s experience includes over 20 years within the NFP sector, predominantly corporate, finance and organisation leadership roles. She is an experienced change manager who embraces challenges and constantly strives for improvement. Lateral and strategic thinking she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course, a current Director and an advocate of good governance, integrity and transparency. Alison sits on a number of advisory groups and committees that inform, guide and influence outcomes for the multicultural communities in Tasmania.
Alison sits on a number of advisory groups and committees that inform, guide and influence outcomes for the multicultural communities in Tasmania at a local, state and federal level including Local Government Cultural Diversity Groups, the State Government Multicultural Community Reference Group and Tasmanian Settlement Network.