Alison Kimber, Founder and Principal of ak advisory, is an experienced independent board director and executive who has successfully led major projects and cultural change in finance, government and the not-for-profit sectors.
A qualified actuary and graduate of the AICD, Alison’s achievements include leading the State Bank of South Australia’s international borrowing program and establishing the corporate treasury function for its New York branch. Later, Alison lectured in statistics and the mathematics of finance for the University of Adelaide before joining the Department of Treasury and Finance.
In her time at the Office of Government Enterprises and Cabinet Office, she spearheaded a study to consider the possible sale of the WorkCover Corporation (now ReturnToWorkSA), the corporatisation of ForestrySA and the establishment of a drug rehabilitation facility on the remote APY Lands.
She led the coordination of Housing SA’s $434 million Nation Building and Economic Stimulus (Housing) Program and the reform of the not-for-profit community sector in South Australia for Housing SA and Renewal SA.
ak advisory assists organisations to deliver high quality and sustainable outcomes.
Services include Strategic Planning, Board Evaluations, Risk Management Advice, Stakeholder Engagement and Regulatory Compliance. These can be provided on a consultancy or a contract basis, tailored to your organisation's specific needs.
Our approach is collaborative yet rigorous. We listen to your needs, analyse a situation from multiple perspectives, build the case for change and successfully implement reform in a variety of situations. The result is a quality product that takes into account the reality of the external and internal environment your organisation faces.
News & Publications
The Productivity Commission released its Study Report into Human Services today. Among other things the Commission has recommended that social housing be subject to increased competition. This is likely to be a game changer for affordable housing in Australia.
Affordable housing providers would be wise to prepare now by being clear about their goals, their market niche, cost structure and the skills of their staff and board.
In 2017, ak advisory was engaged by Renewal SA to review the South Australian Housing Trust's Disability Housing Program. The review recommended a number of changes to the program to optimise the use of the housing assets to provide greater benefit for people living with a significant disability, especially in the light of new NDIS funding. ak advisory's final report was submitted to Renewal SA in late November 2017 following extensive consultation. A copy of the discussion paper is available here.