Director of Development and Alumni Engagement
Alison is UHI’s Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, responsible for raising money for and engaging others in the work of the university partnership.
Throughout her career, Alison’s focus has been on building strong relationships. In her current role she does so with individuals, businesses, charitable trusts and foundations, and alumni who value the role UHI plays in providing opportunities for students and in developing focused research within our region.
Previously, Alison spent 25 years in a range of economic development roles in areas such as skills development and telecommunications, and leading Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s Sector, Inward Investment and Business Engagement functions. In recognition of her impact and influence on the development of the customer service profession within the financial and business services sector, Alison was awarded a National Women of Influence Award by the Customer Contact Association.
Alison is a Director of Inverness Women’s Aid and a Trustee of Port of Inverness. A proud champion of the Highlands and Islands, she has led numerous programmes to profile the region on the national and international stage.