Dr Alison Rose-Quirie

Dr Alison Rose-Quirie began her career as a prison governor, the first operational female at Wandsworth Prison and youngest governor of a male prison on transfer to the independent sector. Alison was also the Managing Director of GSL (now G4S) prisons and immigration, and advised on international development projects.

She changed career path to secure mental health as Managing Director for the Priory Group and later Care UK where she led the development of innovative rehabilitation services and a unique philosophy of care, always putting the service user at the very heart of the business. She was twice elected to chair the Independent Mental Health Alliance and championed the cause of the sector and service users.

Alison is involved in parliamentary groups, ministerial advisory groups and co-authored “The Pursuit of Happiness, a new ambition for our Mental Health services in 2014”.

Until taking the decision to step out of operational management, Alison was the CEO of the multi-award winning Swanton Care and Community. Alison sits on the Board of Care England and is a founder trustee of Learning Disability England. She is chair of an architectural practice and her son’s event management business, and Visiting Chair at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Alison holds a law degree, a Masters of Business Administration and a PhD.