Alison started her information management life in the oil and gas industry in Scotland where she became the first woman to work on a North Sea oil platform. She owned her own company for 25 years selling it in 2011.
Since then she has been acting as an expert witness for the CPUC in California in the San Bruno Pipeline Rupture and Fire Incident where eight people died in a gas explosion. This case has become the most high profile case involving records management. Accountability and Transparency are among eight principles that she considers necessary for delivering information governance.
Alison is author of many papers and articles as well as “Managing Records Retention and Disposal”. She was honoured by the Information and Records Management Society in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award and appointed a Fellow in 2013.
She is ARMA’s International Director and heads up their ‘Principles’ task force designing and delivering an analytical tool to measure Information Governance Maturity. She is also a member of the British Standards committee re-writing ISO15489 for records and information management.