After beginning her career in the NHS, Alison Wilcox moved on to a diverse range of roles spanning management consultancy, HR business partnering, strategy and leadership roles with international businesses Hay Group, Vodafone and BT plc.

Most recently, she was Group HR Director for BT plc, working to shape and drive a comprehensive enterprise-wide transformation agenda to modernise and simplify the business in parallel with creating new digital platforms, businesses and experiences to drive improvements for customers.

She stepped down from BT earlier this year.