Alison is Senior Managing Director of Control Risks’ Corporate Investigations business in the Americas. Based in New York, Alison manages a team of specialist regional investigators based in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Bogotá and São Paulo.
Her areas of expertise include evaluation of client risk exposure and designing enterprise-wide anti-corruption and compliance programs, due diligence, business intelligence, complex political intelligence, country risk analysis and management consulting. Alison’s recent experience includes:
- Developing a comprehensive anti-corruption training program for the global corporate headquarters of a large multinational bank.
- Providing comprehensive, predictive strategic consulting, commercial and corruption risk assessments for large companies in all sectors.
- Leading project teams in conducting comprehensive due diligence programs for multiple Fortune 500 oil and gas, and mining and extractives clients.
- Conducting sensitive litigation support and business intelligence projects in a variety of high-risk emerging markets across Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Alison originally joined Control Risks in 2003 and was initially based in London as the director for the Middle East and Africa Corporate Investigations team. She was made an Associate Director in the practice in January 2006 and a Director in July 2008 following the rapid growth and expansion of the business. She recently spent eight months working for Transparency International, helping develop an anti-corruption advisory business for corporations.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Alison worked as a journalist, editor and research manager for companies including Law Business Research and the Press Association. From 1997, Alison worked as a corporate strategy consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago, San Francisco and London, specializing in e-commerce strategy, consumer products and retail. She has also worked as a country analyst for HIS Global Insight, providing risk assessments, predictive analysis, and economic development forecasts for Sub-Saharan Africa. She regularly writes and presents on issues relating to corruption, strategy and risk management in emerging markets.
Alison graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern History, and also holds an Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago, specializing in economic development policy in emerging markets. Alison is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has a working knowledge of French and Hindi.