Alison is a registered children and adult nurse. She qualified in 1987 and then worked clinically in a number of children’s services across London in both hospital and home settings.
Alison’s career then moved into management and professional leadership positions where she gained extensive experience at executive/board level. From 2001-2021 she held 6 Chief Nurse positions in hospitals in London, Sussex and Qatar. Her last substantive role was as Chief Nurse/Deputy Chief Executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, a position she held until September 2021. Since then Alison has continued to work in the NHS undertaking a variety of paediatric focussed projects in a number of different organisations.
Committed to ensuring that children, young people and their family/carers receive the best possible care and experience, Alison chairs the Quality Governance and Risk Committee.
Alison is married and lives in Hove, East Sussex.