A Connector, Collaborator, Communicator & Doer from London and a recently appointed Trustee of ASF-UK.
Professionally, Alison has worked in the commercial Built Environment sector for the past 15 years, as a Marketing / Business Development Manager for a cross-section of international architecture and construction companies – with a passion and focus on sustainable architecture and sustainable urban regeneration. In 2009, slightly disenchanted with commercial architectural practice she sought a deeper understanding of non-for profit Community Led Design and joined Fundamental Architectural Inclusion as a voluntary Board Director.
Prior to this Alison had evolved through a varied spectrum of work environments starting with a Sports Science /Geography BA (hons) degree moving on to working with the London Tourist Board Press and External Relations Office, then organising International Contemporary Art Exhibitions @ Barbican Art Gallery, London and then diving into the Built Environment by first studying Architecture BA Hons at Westminster University. Alison is also slightly obsessed with and dabbles in Horticulture and Garden Design.
Personally for Alison, whatever the environment her interest lies in bringing communities of people together, her origins in sport have remained with her throughout – where she has been an active part of a community sports club for 30 years+ and as a qualified coach for the past 15 years, to nurture natural talent and passion, to motivate, to teach textbook technique, but above all to develop self belief and confidence of young players to achieve their true potential, as well as demonstrate how a cohesive team spirit can achieve more than any individual alone.
Currently her interest combines both my professional and personal experience – the latent potential of collaboration and partnership between the non for profit and the commercial sectors for the greater good of all parties – with an aim to find long term genuine best practice partnership strategy in the BE and not token short-term contribution.