Allison Spies


Allison Spies is a Partner at McChrystal Group, where she oversees engagements in the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. She has previously led engagements with clients in the technology and construction sectors.

An expert in strategic communications and intelligence, Allison brings a body of experience from the Australian Department of Defence, the Department of the House of Representatives and the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Through this time, Allison has provided strategic direction in large organizations, and led teams responsible for program implementation and execution. She has driven organizational transformation in both the public and private sectors and brings a unique understanding of the application of the Teams of Teams model to intelligence-led operations. From 2007-2013 she deployed on multiple occasions in support of military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Allison received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication from the University of Technology Sydney, Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Dispute Resolution from the University of Western Sydney (Dean's Postgraduate Medal). She has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Management at Macquarie University and is currently working toward the completion of her Master of Business Administration.