Alison Smith Chartered MCIPD

Interim CEO, Director and Lead Consultant

Alison is a results-orientated senior HR professional with a wide ranging career over 20 years in the not-for-profit and private sectors. Alison joined Roots HR in 2013 as an HR Consultant and, in addition to now being a Lead Consultant, she is also the Interim CEO for the organisation responsible for achieving our mission, vision and social purpose.

Alison is a fully qualified HR professional with a proven track record in project management; delivering scalable and operational programmes and completing complex work to deadline and in sensitive settings. Her experience includes change management including TUPE and restructuring, resourcing, strategy development, employee engagement, talent management and business operations. Alison is also an experienced coach and mentor, undertaking business and executive coaching for managers and leaders within the social sector.

Alison’s HR experience, voluntary roles and experience as a Director within the sector means she is able to quickly grasp an understanding of a client’s organisation and provide fit for purpose, practical solutions.