Alison Forward - Managing Director, Human Resources

Alison leads the Human Resources function and is responsible for the HR strategy which includes Talent, Culture, Resourcing, Reward and Learning & Development.

Alison joined the British Business Bank in August 2017. She previously held various senior global roles in HR, including Head of HR for Global Retail Bank HSBC, Head of HR Global for Insurance HSBC, People Director for Prudential UK & Ireland and Head of HR Operations for AXA. This involved leading major change initiatives to support business and commercial objectives. Alison has worked in different disciplines across private and public sectors, having specialised in Employee Relations, Reward and major change projects.

Alison has a B.Sc in Psychology, an M.Sc in Occupational Psychology and is a Fellow of CIPD.