- Victoria University of WellingtonMaster of Public Management, 2014
- Christchurch Girls' High School1980
- University of CanterburyBachelor of Arts (Economics), 1989
Alison is an economist with a passion for local government where she has spent over half of her career in a variety of technical and senior management roles. She has been consulting in the local government sector in Western Australia since arriving from New Zealand in 2009. She was closely involved in the introduction of integrated planning in New Zealand and was part of the core group that devised the 1996 financial reforms and the 2002 Local Government Act. Alison was appointed as advisor to the Prime Minister in the early stages of implementing the new Act before working with several government departments to help them work more effectively with local government, particularly in economic and labour market development. Her work in Western Australia has taken her far and wide in the State, in the areas of strategic planning, investigating amalgamation, organisational structure review and economic development.
- LocaliseDirector, 2011 - present
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