Alison Deans

Non-Executive Director
Appointed November 2018

Alison Deans

Alison has 25 years’ experience building technology-enabled businesses involved in media, ecommerce, financial services and health, and across leadership roles as an executive, a director and in venture capital.

Alison joined the Board of Ramsay Health Care in November 2018. She is also Chair of Cochlear Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Calix Limited and Deputy Pty Ltd. She is also a Venture Partner of MainSequence Ventures.

In her executive career, Alison was previously the CEO of eBay Australia and New Zealand, CEO of eCorp Limited, (a publicly listed portfolio of digital businesses), CEO of Hoyts Cinemas and most recently CEO of netus Pty Ltd (a technology investment company acquired by Fairfax).

Alison also spent seven years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and is currently a Senior Advisor with the firm. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Master of Arts (Physics) from Cambridge University.

In the past three years, she has served as a Director of the following listed companies:

  • Cochlear Limited (appointed February 2015)
  • Calix Limited (appointed March 2023)
Committee memberships:
  • People and Remuneration Committee (Chair)
  • Nomination and Governance Committee (Member)
Independence status:
  • Independent