Alison joined the Board in July 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience working in trading, finance and risk roles for corporates and financial institutions, including Macquarie Bank, HSBC and Lion Nathan. Alison spent 17 years working overseas, mainly in Australia and Asia, and was also a Visiting Fellow at Macquarie University for 12 years. From 2007 Alison has been a professional company director and is currently also a director of Infratil and Vero and on the Board of Wellington Airport. She is former Deputy Chair of Kiwibank and a former director of TVNZ and NZX. Alison has a Bachelor of Management Studies 1st class Hons from Waikato University and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.