Alison has over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry spanning film, television and broadcasting.
Alison qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 and spent 5 years in corporate finance before joining Disney’s International TV business where she was head of finance responsible for TV distribution, the Disney Channel and a portfolio of equity investments in all markets outside the USA. During her 10 year tenure Alison was a key player in the launch and management of 40 channels and oversaw the highly profitable expansion of Disney’s TV licensing business and investment portfolio. Alison was also a non-executive director of GMTV from 2002 to 2005.
In 2005 Alison was appointed CFO of a private equity backed international TV broadcasting business, Sparrowhawk Media, which was successfully sold to NBC Universal at the end of 2007. Following this Alison was appointed CFO of the international film distribution company Alliance Films. Alison led a number of significant corporate acquisitions and corporate and film financing projects alongside the exit process and sale of the business in 2013.
Alison joined Vue International in 2014 as CFO. Alison is a former Governor of the British Film Institute and is currently a non-executive director of a Scottish charity which runs the Edinburgh International Film Festival. She is also a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.