About Alison Unsted
Alison has over 25 years’ experience gained in both operational and specialist global HR leadership roles across professional services, retail and STEM industries working for employers such as law firm Hogan Lovells, the John Lewis Partnership and BAE Systems plc. She is a subject matter expert in the field of diversity, inclusion, and workplace wellbeing. Alison is UK CEO & Global Strategy Director for the City Mental Health Alliance, a global network of large organisations, predominately in the financial and professional services sector, collaborating together to create mentally healthy workplaces. In her role, Alison works closely with the Board to set and deliver the CMHA strategy to ensure CMHA is well positioned to deliver to its future vision. Alison leads the Thriving at Work programme, working closely with member organisations, providing workplace assessments and consultancy support in helping them to identify priority areas in terms of mental wellbeing in the workplace, providing practical guidance, and working collaboratively across member organisations to deliver projects that support these priorities. Alison is a Fellow of the CIPD and a trained and accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor.