Allison Henry has a depth of experience in the immigration field, having worked both inside and outside government in various capacities over the past 15 years. Her broad policy knowledge, together with a heightened awareness around key stakeholders and relationships in the sector, valuably positions Allison to bring together actors for a range of immigration-related projects. She is a trusted pair of hands and any project that she is guiding will be a perfectly executed success.
Carla Wilshire, CEO, Migration Council Australia
Allison brought invaluable insight into how best to build upon the existing strengths of our organisation to improve our advocacy efforts and through her thorough review and strategy, has given us integral tools to move forward. Allison single-handedly delivered the Navigating Government workshop which was not only highly engaging and informative, but the strategies she presented can be applied across many facets of the organisation. A critical piece of work and highly recommended.
Haley Bennett, Director - Policy, Engagement and Advocacy, Australasian College of Dermatologists
The Navigating Government training ticked all the boxes – it was relevant, well delivered and affordable... Most importantly, the training program has increased the understanding and capacity of our members to more effectively engage with government, both elected officials and senior bureaucrats. Navigating the dynamics of Canberra can be difficult, being a classic area of ‘not knowing what you don’t know’. The training and handbook provided a comprehensive guide to engaging with politicians, allowing members to advocate more effectively in the future.
Sky de Jersey, former Executive Officer, Settlement Council of Australia
Allison bridges an intuitive grasp of campaigning and strategy, and a complex and nuanced understanding of policy and government process. That's incredibly rare and powerful. She has been an indispensable advisor, whose nous and self-driven work ethic make her a privilege to work with.
Sam McLean, former National Director, GetUp!
Allison Henry has been working with All Together Now for more than two years to improve our organisational understanding of how federal government operates. During that time we have managed to secure meetings with key decision-makers, which subsequently lifted our profile and credibility. Allison helped us to achieve this by helping us frame our position in a way that would be attractive to politicians and policy-makers.
Priscilla Brice, Managing Director, All Together Now
Allison has worked closely with the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples on a number of major projects over the past 12 months. Her commitment, energy and enthusiasm for our business is complemented by outstanding skills in strategy, policy analysis and working with a diverse range of stakeholders. She has a detailed knowledge of government and the political landscape and works effectively across sectors. Allison has made a major contribution to Congress’s capabilities in research, policy and advocacy. She is a stickler for detail and completing every task to a very high standard.
Leigh McLaughlin, former Policy Director, National Congress of Australia's First People
Allison assisted our organisation to revisit our vision and values. She was able to lead our diverse team through this process utilising her wisdom and extensive knowledge. She was extremely prepared and won everyone over. Her savviness around planning and lobbying was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend her as a consultant and strategic thinker.
Fia Norton, former Centre Manager, Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre