Alison qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 and has worked as an accountant for nearly 30 years, working for a local accountancy firm for 20 years and then since 2006 working from home as a sole practitioner. Experience includes 5 years working as an audit manager on a small portfolio of Local Grant Maintained Primary Schools. Alison has a long history with HGH, her oldest child Abby started in Kindergarten in 1999, followed by Angus in 2001, and Annabel in Acorns Nursery in 2003. All 3 children spent their entire primary education at Howe Green House with Annabel finishing Year 6 in 2013. During that time Alison was also Chairman of Parents and Friends of Howe Green House for 3 years, hard work but worth it.