about allison henry
With a background in politics, law, public policy and advocacy, Allison Henry has almost two decades of proven experience in innovative strategic thinking, developing productive relationships, driving campaigns and achieving public policy outcomes.
While leading Millwood Consulting's varied projects, Allison is also currently the Campaign Director for The Hunting Ground Australia Project, a collaborative campaign driving the massive shift in institutional responses to sexual violence on Australian university campuses. She has recently completed the delivery of the Impact Strategy for Constance on the Edge, the acclaimed Australian documentary portraying a Sudanese refugee family's resettlement in regional Australia.
Prior to establishing Millwood Consulting, Allison served as a political advisor in the Federal Parliament between 2006 and 2011, as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister and advisor to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Shadow Attorney-General and the Shadow Minister for Health. In these roles Allison worked across a broad range of policy areas including women and men’s health, dental health, immigration detention policy, asylum seeker processing and welfare, emergency management response, constitutional reform and human rights.
Allison is highly skilled in policy development and advocacy from the non-government perspective, having served as the National Director of the Australian Republican Movement for three years, between 2003 and 2006.
Allison has also worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Refugee Review Tribunal.
Allison is the Chair of Fair Agenda, an independent community advocacy organisation working to bring about a fair and equal future for women, and an Associate Board Member of the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.
Allison has recently commenced a PhD with UNSW's School of Law. She has undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law, and Masters degrees in International Studies and International Law. Allison is a graduate of the Sydney Leadership Program.
Working nationally, Allison lives in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.