Alison graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSC (Hons) in Economics and then joined Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) as a graduate trainee. Having gained experience in both public and private sector audit, she moved to the Midlands in 1998. Since then she has specialised in the provision of internal audit and advisory services to a range of public sector organisations, notably in the education sector.
Before taking up appointment at the College, Alison was a senior manager in RSM Tenon’s Risk Management Division and was known to the College in this role. Alison has a wide range of experience in FE governance and management, and has been responsible for staff development and training in her previous job.
Alison was appointed Clerk to the Corporation and Company Secretary in November 2011.