Alison was the former CEO of HSBC Scotland. Alison was the senior leader responsible for the HSBC Group in Scotland until 2018, with over 4,000 employees across a range of businesses. In addition to responsibility for people, customers and shareholders she had primary responsibility for maintaining the group’s relationship with key external stakeholders and senior leaders with an interest and responsibility for supporting the growth of our economy.
In addition to being a Board member of the CBI, Alison is a Non-Executive Director of The Beatson Cancer Charity, a Board member of Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board. She held the position of Chair of CBI Scotland from September 2015 to September 2017. Alison was recognised at the inaugural Scottish Women’s Awards, where she was named Scottish Corporate Leader of the Year 2017.
Alison was elected to the CBI Board at the CBI AGM June 2018.