LLB (Hons), BA
Allison has forged a rich and varied career in the law, spending 18 years as a partner with Minter Ellison, a big 6 Australian law firm, before moving into the public policy arena and co-founding Lacuna Professional Solutions (formerly Lacuna Legal Providers).
As a senior partner in a large law firm, Allison saw first-hand how challenging it had become for lawyers to successfully manage their legal careers. The commitments in their working lives made it very difficult for lawyers to be involved with their families and to participate in their broader communities.
Allison established Lacuna with Bronwyn Eynon-Lewis in 2019 to provide lawyers with another option – a way for lawyers to continue a rewarding and satisfying legal career as well as enjoying their lives outside of the law.
In addition to co-founding Lacuna, Allison sits on the Council of Kings College, University of Queensland. She served as a Commissioner at the Australian Energy Market Commission, the rulemaking and advisory body for the Australian national energy markets, from 2018 to 2022.
In 2016, she was one of five independent expert panel members appointed by the Queensland Government to conduct an inquiry to guide the development of a renewable energy strategy for Queensland. She also served as a non-executive director for energy company Stanwell Corporation Limited, from 2016 to 2018.
In 2021, Allison was recognised as a finalist for Executive of the Year at the Women in Law Awards.