Trustee - Alison Dickens
Alison Dickens joined the WHFS board of Trustees in 2010. She began working in the voluntary sector in Manchester and Salford, before moving to London and working on grants and external funding in local government in the 1990s. Since then, most of her career has been spent in the field of urban regeneration, starting with the role of Community Programme Executive at Bethnal Green City Challenge.
Alison went on to work in north, central and most recently, south London in a series of senior regeneration roles and in 2010 was delighted to be able to get back and be involved with WHFS and the local communities of Tower Hamlets. Alison has undertaken a variety of freelance project management and consultancy roles, including work in research and evaluation and is currently a member of the WHFS Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation Group (IMEG).
In 2011, Alison completed the first part of a post graduate diploma in international development, finding many parallels with her work in urban regeneration. In her spare time, Alison is a keen climber and traveller and has recently taken up basketry and discovered a whole new world of crafts and makers which she very much enjoys.