Alison has over 15 years telecoms experience in fixed, mobile and value add services. She has worked for both telecom operators and for a start-up mobile content company. Alison has broad experience which includes business development, business planning, and strategy development. Alison has worked internationally in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Prior to joining Coleago Alison was CEO of a start-up company which developed and launched the worlds first 3G chat service. Alison was responsible for launching the product both on mobile and web, secured distribution relationships with Hutchison’s 3 as well as content aggregators, and supported the sale of the company.
Alison has held a number of senior roles in Orange and BT. At Orange she was Head of International Business Development and Business Planning. In this role she supported a number of international initiatives including evaluating the strategic options for Orange Thailand, evaluating a number of acquisition targets and the development of Orange International 3G strategy and Business Plans. At BT Alison provided financial support to the fixed and mobile licence bids in Singapore and in Malaysia the bids for the Multimedia Super Highway. In these roles she was responsible for developing business plans, drafting financial chapters of the bids and representing BT in negotiations with the Government.
Alison is a chartered accountant with a BA in Business Studies.