Alison is a Defence Ambassador for the Australian Capital Territory, a member of the ACT Defence Industry Advisory Board and a member of the AustCyber Canberra Node Industry Advisory Group. She is also a strategic adviser to the UNSW Defence Research Institute and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales Canberra in Cyber Security.
Alison is Chair of the ACT Veterans' Advisory Council and has served as a Member of the Australian War Memorial Council. She is a Non-Executive Director for the charities, The Hospital Research Foundation and The Road Home, and chairs the Board of Governors for The Road Home as well as the Information Technology and Cyber Security sub-committee. She is also a Trustee for the Commando Welfare Trust.
Alison retired from the Australian Regular Army in March 2015 after a 30-year career and continues to serve in the Army Reserve.