Alison joined Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) – Scotland’s national alcohol charity – as Chief Executive in December 2015. Her commitment to and experience of preventing and reducing alcohol harm stems from her time as Head of Alcohol Policy and Delivery at Scottish Government from 2007-2012. In this capacity Alison was responsible for developing and implementing Scotland’s national alcohol strategy, “Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol”, including the proposal to establish a minimum unit price for alcohol. She has served as a member of Edinburgh’s Children’s Panel and is a former Poverty Truth Commissioner. Alison is an honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health.
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