Allen wins WA award

Allen wins WA award

The awards acknowledge WA high achievers across different industries and categories with six category winners and one overall winner each year.

Previously known as the WA Citizen of the Year Awards, the honours were renamed last year to coincide with the renaming of Foundation Day to WA Day.

Mrs Allen is the only WA representative on the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia. Her work in sales and marketing in both the public and private sectors spans Asia and Australia.

She won the Community Award. She has also held positions with American Express, UWA, Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Department of Education in Northern Territory and Holmes Consulting in Tasmania.

Her dedication to preventing youth suicide in WA was recognised in 2008 when she was named Ernst and Young WA Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

Among other appointments, she is a board member of the Ministerial Council of Suicide Prevention, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.