Alison Gill is a founding director and CEO of Bvalco. She helps boards and leadership teams prepare for the future by designing and delivering external board reviews, with a particular emphasis on the human behaviour and dynamics elements that can contribute to or undermine board relationships and effectiveness.
By background Alison is a behavioural psychologist. Prior to co-founding Bvalco, for 18 years, Alison ran a consultancy helping clients to understand the impact of values, behaviour and culture on performance. She acted as a special advisor on matters of culture and behaviour to Sir David Walker, for his Review of Banks and Other Financial Institutions which gave rise to the recommendation in the Corporate Governance Code that boards should be reviewed externally once every three year. She is valued for her ability to listen deeply to issues and concerns and for helping leaders find actionable solutions.
A keen sportswoman, Alison is a triple Olympian for rowing and now has a passion for the sport of eventing. She rides as a competitive amateur but more importantly supports young rider Lissa Green.
Alison is keen to improve the quality of boards through the education of board directors. In 2011 she helped to set up and design the FT’s award winning Non- Executive Director Diploma. She is a lead tutor and Advisory Board Member for the Diploma which has several hundred graduates of which more than 70% go on to become successful board directors.