Alison Tilley is an attorney, specialising in transparency and accountability issues. She has litigated on transparency and whistleblowing issues in a number of High Court matters, the Labour Court, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal. She was formerly the director of the Open Democracy Advice Centre.

She is the coordinator of the Judges Matter campaign, which is a project of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town. They have an extensive campaign on judicial appointments and conduct processes.

Her publications include “The Right to Know, The Right to Live”, edited by Richard Calland and herself, and she contributes to the Daily Maverick. She works on issues surrounding gender-based violence, and particularly the rollout of sexual offences courts with the Rape Survivor Justice Campaign.