Alison brings to the partnership highly extensive experience of on-property, regional and corporate leadership roles – she truly has lived hospitality from the inside out. Alison has a unique perspective of the intricate nexus of operational and commercial disciplines and has a proven record in driving exceptional outputs across both that have made real impacts to the businesses she has worked with.
Born in Scotland, Alison demonstrates an honest practical realism with a tenacious desire to challenge where she believes there is opportunity for growth. With over two decades of experience, she has acquired a reputation for being a highly effective, diplomatic leader, with a deeply intuitive sense of knowing how to get the very best out of those she works with. Always positive yet highly focused, Alison is a dedicated champion of success through performance excellence of all hospitality assets, both people and property.
Most proud of
“Being awarded Global General Manager of the Year for Marriott International was a real career highlight. How we handled the SARS outbreak in Singapore made me also fully appreciate what a high functioning and compassionate team we had built.”
What you won’t find on my CV
Alison lived in New Zealand for a year and as well as studying Board Governance with the Institute of Directors, she also taught hospitality management at Queenstown Resort College and says, “no boardroom will ever be as intimidating as a classroom full of 20 teenagers.”