Panel of Providers

Allison Henry
Millwood Consulting

Allison Henry is the founding Director of Millwood Consulting, a niche agency focused on improving the effectiveness and impact of non government and not for profit organisations in their engagement with Governments.

Since 2011, Allison has consulted to a broad range of non-government organisations on research, policy development, submission and report writing projects, as well as providing strategic advice on advocacy campaigns and stakeholder engagement. Allison has also pioneered 'Navigating Government' workshops – explaining the people and processes behind Government decision making and building the capacity of organisations (both board members and staff) to work more effectively with Government.

Between 2006 and 2011, Allison served as a political advisor in the Federal Parliament, 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 immigration detention policy, asylum seeker processing and welfare, multicultural policy, emergency management response, constitutional reform, human rights, dental health and women’s and men’s health.

Allison was the National Director of the Australian Republican Movement between 2003 and 2006 and has also worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Refugee Review Tribunal.

Allison is a Board Member of Fair Agenda, an independent community advocacy organisation working to bring about a fair and equal future for women, and an associate of Social Leadership Australia and the Centre for Australian Progress.

Allison has undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law, and Masters degrees in International Studies and International Law. She is a graduate of the Sydney Leadership Program (2005), a past Leadership Awardee of the Australian Davos Connection Forum and in 2006 was selected as one of 90 future leaders to participate in the Australian Future Directions Forum.



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