Alison Platt was appointed as a Non-executive Director and joined the Remuneration Committee on 1 April 2016. Alison is currently the Chief Executive of Countrywide plc, the UK's largest property services group and has a wealth of relevant experience of the property sector and customer service delivery. Additionally, she has significant business to business and international commercial experience. Alison was previously Managing Director at Bupa, responsible for International Development Markets and has held a number of senior posts across Bupa including Chief Operating Officer of its UK private hospitals business and Deputy Managing Director in its UK insurance business. Before joining Bupa, Alison held a number of key positions in British Airways. From 2009 to 2013 she was Chair of ‘Opportunity Now’, which seeks to accelerate change for women in the workplace. She was a non-executive director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office between 2005 and 2010 and a non-executive director of Cable & Wireless Communications plc between 2012 and 2016. In the 2011 New Year Honours she was appointed a CMG for her services to the Board of the FCO.
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