Alison and her family operate a beef cattle enterprise at Bell, north of Dalby and a motel and restaurant in Longreach.
Alison has many years’ experience in devising and delivering community based cultural and skill development projects, events and training. Her interests are wide ranging and include business, the arts, tourism, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, community development and education.
Alison has completed a Master of Business Administration majoring in Leadership as well as Bachelors of Teaching and Education. She has had governance experience as a councillor on the Murweh Shire and as a community representative on steering committees and ministerial and other advisory and Government boards.
Alison was previously the president of the Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Women’s Network, a branch president and Agricultural and Environment Advisor to the Queensland Country Women’s Association. Her experience is in engaging stakeholders, working with community members from a diverse range of groups, providing effective facilitation, developing ideas and delivering great outcomes.
Alison would like to leverage the strength of QRRRWN to rally women in rural, regional and remote communities from across Queensland to find and use their voice to be better heard and understood, particularly by people of influence. And similarly, she would love women from ‘rrr’ communities to develop the skills to better hear and understand others so that their surging energy can be thoughtfully directed towards areas of most impact.