Alison Platt

Non-Exec Director, Tesco & Former CEO, Countrywide

Alison Platt

Alison Platt

Alison Platt CMG is one of UK’s most experienced corporate leaders. A former CEO of a FTSE 250 organisation, Alison is a NED on the main board of Tesco, Chair at Hargreaves Lansdown, Chair at Ageas UK, and former Chair of Dechra Pharmaceutical and Legal & General. A fantastically energised, insightful and honest speaker, she talks on leadership, resilience and wellbeing.


Leadership in Uncertainty
Personal Leadership
Resilience and Wellbeing
Women in Leadership

Travels from

London, UK


How do you stay strong when things don’t go as you plan? As CEO of Countrywide, the UK’s leading listed residential and commercial property business, Alison led a customer focused change programme. She talks candidly about the challenges she faced and about paying the ultimate cost. Six years on she talks about how to survive – and thrive.

Having moved into the board room, Alison has been party to the transformation of the world’s third largest retailer Tesco and its strategy through the Covid-19 crisis. Working closely with the boards and CEO’s she is involved with, she continues to bring her exceptional leadership perspectives to the fore.

​Prior to her time at Countrywide, Alison spent over twenty years in healthcare and financial services with Bupa and was previously the Chair of ‘Opportunity Now’ which seeks to accelerate change for women in the workplace. She was a non executive director for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2005 and 2010. In 2011 she was awarded the CMG (Companion to St Michael and St George) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the foreign office.

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