Alison leads a shared ICT service (Strategic Partnership) on behalf of two Councils and a Leisure Trust, managing a strategic ICT service provider. Alison set up this arrangement, outsourcing an internal arrangement for one partner and implemented all of the governance around this. Alison is the Strategic Client for all partners, developing and implementing ICT and digital strategies and transformation programmes. She also contributes to the leadership of Wigan Council's Digital Strategy - the Council is currently LGC Council of the Year, won Digital Council of the Year twice in 2016, at both LGC and Digital Leaders. Alison is Co Chair of GM IT Leaders Group. Alison was last year voted at Number 2 in the GovTech Female ICT leaders top 100 and also identified as one of the top 30 women in Tech in Greater Manchester.
Alison has spent 24 years of her local government career in non ICT roles, leading in a range of administrative, performance and democratic support roles in adult and children’s social care., before heading up the ICT Partnership in 2013.