Alison is a qualified chartered accountant with experience in the profession and as a finance manager in industry. Alison has spent 10 years with Staffordshire County Council and Entrust Education Services leading the team that provided financial support to schools and academies and latterly also managing the HR support function. She has also been a governor in her sons’ primary school.
She enjoys translating financial information for non-finance specialists. As Finance Director of the Trust she is aware that the work she and her team do has a direct impact on the education of thousands of pupils in our schools.
Alison joined Community Academies Trust in August 2015 and served as a trustee.
As an executive director of the Trust, Alison has responsibility for the non-educational support services. However, her main focus remains the financial management of the Trust. She is also the Company Secretary.