Alison Penfold

We have a talented team of problem solvers who are delivery and results oriented, accountable, partnership-oriented, innovative, enterprising and committed to clients’ needs.

Our skills include: risk and crisis management and communication, community and stakeholder engagement, change management, proactive issues management, sustainability, biodiversity, corporate responsibility, futures analysis, psychology, sociology, media and human rights.

We’ve worked in many fields including: banking, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals, media, agriculture and aquaculture, international relations, government and NGOs.

Alison Penfold


Alison has a forensic understanding of and first-hand experience in community engagement, risk and issues management, policy development, advocacy and political and bureaucratic processes. She has an applied knowledge of Futureye’s social licence and risk communications methodology and achieved results with it.

Her 20 years’ experience includes: Chief of Staff to a Federal Cabinet Minister, policy and political adviser to a range of State and Federal Ministers, CEO of a national agriculture sector industry body, Government Relations Manager for a major retailer and a range of senior policy, campaign and strategic advisory roles.

Alison is a change agent promoting the need for business and industry to call out, act on and get ahead of social license risks. She has been an effective national spokesperson in the media.

Alison brings to Futureye her keen observation skills, her thought leadership and highly respected advocacy successes. She wants results and will engage with clients to achieve the best outcomes possible.