I have known Alison for over 20 years. In that time Alison has always demonstrated a deep understanding of leadership from both a theoretical, but more importantly, a practical perspective. She understands how key people matters should be applied to any given situation. Alison will quickly identify situations that require resolution in order to protect the reputation of an organisation. She is comfortable challenging evidence of poor practise and is articulate in putting her views across. Alison takes her professional role very seriously and, to her credit, manages to operate in a very personable way.