‘Social problems are often complex, systemic and unrelenting. We need to look at them differently, work together more collaboratively and approach them more innovatively. It is a great privilege to work in a place where I can use my professional skillset to help our partners navigate this landscape to make their social impact even more profound.’
Alison joined Social Ventures Australia as an Associate Consultant in 2017. Prior to joining SVA she worked as a litigation lawyer, with DLA Piper Australia, and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. During her time as a corporate lawyer she worked for a broad range of clients including regulatory bodies, private companies, individuals and not-for-profits.
Alison’s deep interest in innovative approaches to tacking social issues and a need to bring together stronger collaboration and understanding between not-for-profits, government and corporates led her to change careers into the social impact space.
While at SVA, Alison has assisted clients with projects including drafting strategic plans with peak not-for-profits, undertaking large scale evaluations for government departments and developing decision making frameworks to allow mining companies to make more strategic social investments.
Alison was selected to receive a scholarship from the Centre for Social Impact in 2017 for the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at the University of Western Australia. Alison holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from UWA.