Alison joined our Board of Trustees as Chair in January 2019.
Alison has worked extensively in the children’s sector in senior roles, and has dedicated her career to improving the lives of children in the UK.
She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Children’s Commissioner for England, providing advice, challenge and scrutiny to the Commissioner and their office.
Alison was elected Vice President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services in 2014/15 and served as its President during 2015/16. She is also a former Co-chair of the Government’s expert panel on the mental health needs of children in care.
‘In these troubled times it is vital that the voice of all children be heard. It will be my privilege to play a part in NCB pushing for change through research, policy and collaborating with others in the sector to ensure that children continue to have a powerful voice.'