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Alison O’Neill

Executive Member Tasmania
Chief Executive Officer, Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania)
Phone:(03) 6221 0999


About Alison O’Neill

Alison commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) Inc in May 2015.  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.  In addition, the MRC includes the Phoenix Centre, the only Tasmanian agency for the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.    

Alison’s extensive and varied background includes leadership positions within the NFP sector at both a state and federated level, predominantly in the health and disability areas. With a multidimensional approach and strong financial and governance skills, Alison led a previous organisation to achieve international award recognition against peers for the transformation of service delivery and enhanced client outcomes.   

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.