CEO, Countrywide PLC
Alison joined Countrywide in September 2014 as CEO. Prior to this, Alison was Managing Director at Bupa, responsible for International Development Markets, having held a number of senior posts across Bupa including Chief Operating Officer of its UK private hospitals business, Deputy Managing Director in its UK insurance business and Managing Director for its businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. Previously, Alison held key positions in British Airways.
In April 2016 Alison joined the Board of Tesco Plc as a non-executive director. Previously she was a non-executive director of Cable & Wireless Communications plc. From 2009 to 2013 she was Chair of ‘Opportunity Now’, which seeks to accelerate change for women in the workplace. She was a non-executive director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office between 2005 and 2010, and in the 2011 New Year Honours she was appointed a CMG for her services to the Board of the FCO.