Alison is the founder of Alma Verde Advisors, which provides strategic consultancy and training services to private equity, venture capital and other investors on how to incorporate responsible investment into their investment decision-making and ownership engagement. She is the independent chair of the Risk & Compliance Committee at Asper, a renewable energy fund manager.
Alison is a lawyer with over 25 years’ experience. Originally a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A and private equity, she was a partner at Hogan Lovells and a consultant at Weil Gotshal before joining HgCapital, a European mid-market private equity firm, in 2008.
Alison has an undergraduate degree in law from St John’s College, Oxford, and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge, writing her dissertation on how private equity investors can be more effective at engaging on ESG with their portfolio companies.