Alison joined SUMS Consulting in 2013 following a career leading large and complex professional service departments supporting the student experience and academic business of universities.
Before joining SUMS Alison was for 13 years Academic Registrar of the University of Bath where she led a number of change programmes including the reorganisation of Faculty administration. This gained her a short listing for the Times Higher Leadership and Management award in 2011.
Alison thrives on understanding the problems of clients, developing strong long-standing relationships and networks and finding creative solutions. Her in depth knowledge of the role of academic registry and student support activities has proven to be of great value to members looking to make improvements in their student lifecycles, from application to alumni.
Alison is an avid wildlife photographer travelling to far-flung corners of the globe to take pictures. She is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and has recently had a photograph selected as part of a national photography exhibition.