Alison has worked in Children’s media production for most of her career, at the BBC and also as a freelance Producer, BAFTA nominated Director and Scriptwriter, producing content for ITV, Channel 4 and Sky in the UK.
Her most recent role at the BBC was Head of CBeebies Production. She led a team which creates, develops and produces TV, online, mobile and radio content for pre-school audiences in the UK and across the world. She also managed several international co-productions for the Channel.
Alison left the BBC in 2018 and since then has been leading on a project called Hope Works, an initiative which she co-founded. Hope Worksis a global campaign to promote the values of tolerance and inclusion amongst children and their parents/carers, comprising a set of short films with additional learning resources. Partners in the project include Turner UK; Disney EMEA; Dreamworks Animation and Sesame Workshop in the USA; ABC Australia; CBC in Canada; Hop! Media Group in Israel and TV Escola in Brazil. The Hope Worksproject launched on World Children’s Day on 20th November 2018. and discussions are taking place with broadcasters for a second series of films in 2019. www.hopeworksproject.com