Alison has spent the last 13 years disrupting the notion of retirement. Having worked with over 250 organisations, Alison brings real life examples from Sageco’s collective conversations about the risks, the challenges, and fore-mostly, the opportunities of an ageing workforce. She is an activist for transforming the experience of people in ‘late-career’.
Alison is a passionate, insightful thought leader on all aspects of transition and inclusion, with deep expertise in career transition, ageing workforce strategy and gender equality. Alison is highly sought after as a conference chair, presenter and facilitator and known for her energy, humour and incisiveness.
Having begun her career in hospitality and quality management, Alison started working in the Human Resources sector in the mid-nineties, finding a natural place for her skills and strengths in the career transition (outplacement) industry. A highlight of this time was developing and leading the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games career transition program. In 2004, Alison co-founded Sageco, then a niche consultancy in ageing workforce and mature-age transition. She directed a number of industry leading ageing workforce projects including the $3 M Federal Government Corporate Champions program. In 2017, Alison was invited by the AARP to participate as a subject matter expert in the OECD Forum ‘Bridging the Divide’ held in Paris.
Having led Sageco for 12 years, achieving year-on-year growth and expanding the Sageco services to include career and executive transition, Alison was instrumental in Sageco being acquired by Randstad Australia in early 2017. She is now the National Director (Australia & NZ) for Sageco – a RiseSmart company, wholly owned by Randstad, reporting to the CEO, Frank Ribuot.