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 in 2008.
Having been the firm’s General Counsel for four years, Alison headed up HgCapital’s responsible investment initiative until June 2017, putting in place an award-winning framework for incorporating ESG considerations into investment decision-making.
Alison sits on the BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Board, and has recently co-chaired the PRI signatory working group to produce guidance on incorporating responsible investment into private equity fund terms. She is a contributing editor of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Private Equity”, and the author of the chapter on corporate governance in private equity. Alison has an undergraduate degree in law from St John’s College, Oxford, and in 2017 completed a Master’s 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.