Alison George was born in Queensland, although her ancestry in the Geelong region dates back to 1842. During her younger years Alison and her family lived at Apollo Bay. She attended “Morongo” Presbyterian Girls College in Geelong before commencing nursing training at the Alfred Hospital, Prahran, where she rose to the position of Deputy Director of Nursing (Education).
In 1991 Alison left nursing and four years later she purchased a protea farm at Marcus Hill which she ran successfully until 2011.
Now living in Ocean Grove, Alison is involved with Rotary International and enjoys gardening and playing Bridge. She believes that, by contributing to the Geelong Community Foundation through her named fund, her earnings will help local organisations and community services but with a minimum of overhead expense.