Alison Osborne is a mother of two children and has a First Class Honours degree in Rural Science from the University of New England and has completed environmental law and psychology units and commenced a PhD at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. She travelled overseas on a Nuffield Scholarship in 1997, studying environmental issues relating to agriculture. She has extensive experience in facilitation and mediation and has additional training in life coaching.
Her previous work has involved managing the succession planning division for Rabobank, facilitating the Kimberley section of the Australian Rural Leadership program, and working with the Rural Womens Network to develop personal development workshops for women. She is currently a (nearly) full-time mum, writer and business partner.