Allison is a Chartered Accountant who has worked both in public practice and in the corporate sector.
She grew up in a farming family from Orange in central New South Wales and followed an early passion for boats by taking work experience with the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island in Sydney.
After completing school, she went to Charles Sturt University at nearby Bathurst and chose a Bachelor of Business degree, specialising in accounting and finance. She joined Riviera after completing the Chartered Accountant program in 2003 and spent some time working in the company’s international office in Florida.
Broadening her experience as financial controller in major retail and engineering firms between 2007 and 2015, she gained a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and then returned to Riviera to take up the role of financial controller.