Chief Executive Officer, Whitbread PLC
Alison was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Whitbread PLC in December 2015.
Prior to joining Whitbread, Alison was Group Director of Lloyd’s Banking Group’s Retail Division; the UK’s largest retail banking business. She was responsible for the Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland retail branch networks, the Telephone Banking and Intermediary channels and Customer Products, in addition to the Retail Business Banking and UK Wealth businesses.
Prior to joining Lloyds, Alison was Executive Director for Retail Distribution and a Board Director at Santander UK. She previously worked at Barclays for 19 years in various roles including Director of Barclays and Woolwich Retail networks, and as Managing Director of Barclays Business Banking.
Alison is a Non-Executive Director for Marks and Spencer Group PLC and a Council Member and Trustee at The Prince’s Trust.
From July 2015 to October 2016 Alison was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group
Alison has a MBA from Judge Business School, Cambridge, and a BA in Business Studies from the University of Stirling.