Allison combines her 15 year remote International development experience with many years working for Indigenous organisations, universities, government and non-government in the NT, WA and the ACT. Working at local, regional and national levels and across cultures she has traversed and contributed to outcomes within – community development, mental health, primary health care, health promotion, public health, national policy, Indigenous employment, community based public works, housing, communication and media, social planning, higher education and research. Her flexibility to move across sectors has been enabled by application of a range of generic skills combined with her ability to rapidly acquire sector-specific knowledge, work with sectoral specialists and a commitment to learning. Allison operates from a fundamental belief in the potential for the advancement of individuals, families and communities through active partnership, local leadership contribution, high quality engagement and the development of respect and understanding across cultures. Her aim is always to maximize all contributions and increase understanding between all internal and external partners to further strategic goals.