Alison is a passionate, insightful thought leader on all aspects of workforce and demographic change, with deep expertise in career transition, ageing workforce and gender equality. Alison is highly sought after as a conference chair, presenter and facilitator and known for her energy, humour and incisiveness.
Having begun her career in hospitality and quality management, Alison started working in the Human Resources sector in the mid-nineties, finding a natural place for her skills and strengths in the career transition (outplacement) industry. A highlight of this time was developing and leading the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games career transition program. In 2004, Alison co-founded Sageco, then a niche consultancy in ageing workforce and mature-age transition. She directed a number of industry leading ageing workforce projects including the 3 year Federal Government Corporate Champions program.
Having led Sageco for 12 years, achieving year-on-year growth and expanding the Sageco services to include career and executive transition, Alison was instrumental in Sageco being acquired by Randstad Australia in early 2017. She is now the National Director (Australia & NZ) for Sageco – a RiseSmart company, wholly owned by Randstad, reporting to the CEO, Frank Ribuot.