Alison Lydon is Governance Director at Queen Alexandra College which is a specialist college for disabled youngsters.
In addition, Alison was a governor of her local FE college for a number of years where she served on the Audit Committee and Standards Committee.
Before joining the sector Alison worked as Company Secretary at SEMTA the sector skills council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technology (Semta became Enginuity) and also served on the Audit Committee of Engineering UK.
It was in this role that her interest in the education sector really grew and a desire to help ensure all individuals are given the best chances in life blossomed.
Alison career includes 17 years’ experience at Toyota UK as Company Secretary, also holding a number of concurrent roles with responsibilities including corporate planning, social responsibility, support teams and even a farm which she set up on expansion land.
This experience and the training provided allowed her to undertake a number of advisory and consultancy roles including in the use of the TPS and Kaizen.
Alison is a Chartered Company Secretary and has also worked extensively as a consultant advising on business planning and strategy.