Leadership in Uncertainty
Resilience and Wellbeing
Non-Exec Director, Tesco & Former CEO, Countrywide
Alison is one of UK’s most experienced corporate leaders. A former CEO of FTSE 250 organisation, Alison is a NED on the main board of Tesco’s, Chair of a division of Legal & General, and a NED at Dechra – the world’s leading manufacturer of veterinarian drugs. A fantastically energised, insightful, honest speaker.
How do you stay strong when things don’t go as you plan ? As CEO of Countrywide the UK’s leading listed residential and commercial property business Alison led a customer focused change programme. She talks candidly about the challenges she faced and about paying the ultimate cost. Two years on she talks about how to survive - and thrive.
More recently having moved into the board room , Alison has been party to the transformation of the world’s third largest retailer Tesco and its strategy through the Covid-19 crisis. Working closely with the boards and CEO’s she’s involved with she continues to bring her leadership perspectives to the fore.
Prior to her time at Countrywide, Alison spent over twenty years in healthcare and financial services with Bupa and was previously the Chair of 'Opportunity Now’ which seeks to accelerate change for women in the workplace and was a non executive director for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2005 one 2010. In 2011 she was awarded the CMG (Companion to St Michael and St George) in the Queens Birthday Honours list for services to the foreign office.