Alison Drew-Forster


Alison Drew-Forster is a legally qualified, driven HR professional and highly engaging facilitator, with experience and qualifications in Communications. But what gets her out of bed in the morning is her passion for the human side of business.

Prior to joining Apricot Consulting in the Melbourne office, Alison operated a consulting business (Workology Co), dedicated to helping SMEs succeed by building their own winning brand of culture with a focus on employee engagement and the overall employee experience.

Before that, for nearly 20 years Alison provided senior legal and consulting services in the reactive side of Workplace Relations, working for organisations including Gadens (lawyers), Australian Industry Group, VHIA and LifeWorks. Alison’s specialities included a focus on leadership development through performance management, conflict resolution and respectful workplace behaviours.

Alison has also held several senior HR positions and enjoyed a year’s sabbatical to follow a long-held dream to study journalism.