Alison is a non-profit management professional with over 15 years’ experience in the Indian development sector. She moved to India in 2002 and worked for 7 years as a director of Magic Bus, one if India’s leading children’s NGOs. In 2009 she joined Dasra, as part of the leadership team and founded their European office in London. Alison was pivotal in securing the seed funding for the Dasra Girl Alliance, a large funding and capacity building programme focused on adolescent girls and she developed a number of European partnerships for the organization.
In 2015 Alison joined Educate Girls as their UK director, and heads up their European presence sharing lessons learnt from their Development Impact Bond, writing extensively on outcomes based funding and building new strategic partnerships.
Alison has a depth of experience working at a field level in India in education, community development, gender equality and child protection. She has a particular interest in innovation in development funding and advises a number of NGOs and philanthropists on their work and funding in India.
Alison has an MA from The University of Edinburgh, and started her career with Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneers as a specialist in British and Anglo-Indian art.
Blogs and articles
Development Impact Bond year one results: What do they mean to the service provider?, Alliance Magazine, 1 August 2016
A new financial bond is helping us get more girls into schools in India, The Guardian, 5 July 2016
Philanthropy in India today, Alliance Magazine, 1 June 2013
The power of more than one, Alliance Magazine, 1 March 2013