Alison qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young Manchester before pursuing a career as a Finance Director in property and development. During this time she held key roles with UNITE plc (student accommodation developer and operator) and with Manchester Airport Group. Alison then went on to spend 6 years in the role of Deputy Chief Executive with Rathbone a UK wide charity supporting disadvantaged young people to develop their employment and life skills through education. For the last 4 years she has been Group Finance Director at Your Housing Group, a large RP based in Warrington. She has held a number of Non Executive roles in education and housing and was a founder member of the Greater Manchester LEP. She is currently NED at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Trust and Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Trust. Alison believes passionately in the need for social housing, community development and regeneration and is excited to bring her skills to the role of Chair for RBH. She is married with three grown up sons and lives in Sandbach.