Alison has been actively involved in the creation and development of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights having joined the Centre’s parent organisation in June 2017. She has considerable experience in engaging international stakeholders, particularly in the private sector on responsible business and human rights, and is an experienced project manager.
As Head of Programme Development and Partnerships, Alison is responsible for developing new programmatic areas and leading existing programmes, most notably on mega-sporting events and work involving sponsors and broadcasters. She is also responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, as well as relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including those on the Centre’s Advisory Council. She has been involved in the development of various Centre tools and guidance that support the implementation of human rights commitments by key actors, including through the development of training materials, and the planning and delivery of trainings and workshops. Alison also contributes to the development of the Centre’s strategic planning, activity planning and fundraising proposals.
Alison joined IHRB in June 2017 as Project Coordinator for the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights - the precursor to the Centre. Before this, she spent three and a half years at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment where she worked with investors on their corporate engagement activities. She worked across several sectors and topics covering the full range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes, before focusing more on the human rights impacts of companies and what investors should do to address these risks in their portfolios. She holds an MSci in International Relations from the University of Nottingham and also attended the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).