Alison is Chair of the Board of Trustees. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013, taking over as Chair of Trustees on 23 February 2016. Alison has recently retired after a career in finance. Having qualified as an accountant with Cadbury Typhoo she went on to work for AT&T, the BBC and University College London. She has extensive knowledge of the not for profit and charity sectors. Alison lives in Bovingdon where is she is a governor at the village school, PCC Treasurer at her church, a trustee of BBC Media Action and a governor at the University of the Arts. Previously she sat on the audit committees of the Royal Society and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.