Alison has spent twenty years in the international business environment, working as an interpreter, creating commercial HR teams, leading organisational change and developing successful leaders across four continents.

As a human resources professional, Alison has worked for SMEs, entrepreneurial start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies – and knows what great HR looks like in the fast-paced manufacturing, engineering, distribution and FMCG industries. She has an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management and specialises in overcoming the challenges presented by multi-national, multi-generational teams across cultures. As a founder member of the Nottingham Business School Alumni Fellowship Scheme, Alison provides mentoring support to the next generation of business leaders.

Alison has designed innovative global leadership development programmes, identifying talent and building the capabilities of 170 leaders across 24 countries. She has coached high-performance, high potential executives in three languages.

Alison speaks native English and fluent French and German, having studied Modern Languages at universities in the UK, Germany, and the École de traduction et d’interprétation, in Geneva. She is a Chartered Member at both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Institute of Linguists and a member of the Institute of Directors and The International Coach Federation.  She trained as a coach at the renowned Henley Business School.