Alison is an Equity New Zealand board member, and was elected in 2015. Alison is an actor, director, writer and producer. Her theatrical experience spans over 36 years. In that time she has acted and directed over 100 plays, as well as writing twelve original works and was the Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North 1986-2004.
Alison is also well known for her work on Shortland Street where she played Yvonne Jeffries from 2004 to 2010. In 2001 Alison was awarded a Queen's Service Medal for Services to the Theatre. Since 2011 she has worked as a freelance actor and director which included CALENDAR GIRLS for The Court Theatre in Christchurch, A SHORTCUT TO HAPPINESS, THE TWITS, A FRIGATE BIRD SINGS, and THE HERETIC for Auckland Theatre Company, as well as the touring production of TAKING OFF by Roger Hall for Ben McDonald’s touring company. She has been Performing Arts Manager at Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu O Aotearoa since 2013.