Alison is a network and partnerships entrepreneur with over 20 years of economic development, communications and innovation experience. She is responsible for a strategic partnerships portfolio which seeks to innovate and anticipate new opportunities for Glasgow and its business community.

She is currently facilitating a movement for change around circular economy principles in the urban economy and has overall responsibility for Developing Young Workforce Glasgow. She leads an award-winning team whose work has been recognised by World Chambers of Commerce, World Economic Forum and the Herald’s Digital business awards.

Alison is a Board member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance; Glasgow City of Science & Innovation and is Co-Chair of Glasgow Employment and Skills Board. She was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University.