Alison has 20 years’ experience working in finance, delivering service improvement and organisational change and has held a number of leadership roles across public services in Wales.
Her early career was spent with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC), working across Wales and the South West on a range of financial, manufacturing, Local Authority and NHS clients. She moved into the NHS in Wales in 2003 working in what is now the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area, as well as in Powys.
Alison was previously Deputy Older People’s Commissioner for Wales: working to champion the rights of older people in Wales. This time included the publication of two national reports Dignity and Respect - driving change to improve the experiences of older people when receiving care in hospital, and A Place to Call Home – steps needed to ensure quality of life and care when living in care homes in Wales.
As Chief Executive of the Public Services Staff Commission, Alison worked with the Welsh Government, national employers and trades unions to address a number of shared challenges for the public service workforce in Wales, across organisational and sectoral boundaries.
Re-joining the NHS in 2018, Alison was the Transition Director that delivered the successful Bridgend boundary change between Swansea Bay and Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Boards.
Alison joined NWSSP in 2019, initially as Deputy Director of Finance and Corporate Services, before taking charge of the new Directorate of Planning, Performance and Informatics in December 2020.
Alison is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. A passionate advocate of improving access to learning, she is a Governor of the University of South Wales and is currently the Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee.