Alison joined Hakluyt, the strategic advisory firm for businesses and investors, in 2020, where she advises c-suite executives and company boards on political and regulatory matters.

Before this, she worked for over a decade as an investment banker at Bank of America, in both London and New York, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and on capital markets transactions.

As well as Alison’s wider responsibilities as a trustee, she will also serve as treasurer. She will focus on supporting LOOK’s financial management processes, and on expanding LOOK’s network of supporters, in particular its corporate partners.

Alison says of her appointment-

“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining LOOK UK’s board of trustees. I have had the pleasure of spending time with the organisation this year, attending events and meeting some of the wonderful mentors and mentees. Everyone I’ve met has been inspirational, so to be appointed a trustee is an honour.

I’m looking forward to working with Michael, the rest of the board, and the whole team at LOOK, and supporting their work as they continue to do more in the future.”

Image of Alison Rand, Simon King, Tom, Christopher James and LOOK team Andrea, Charlotte, Elin, Max, Chris, Ruth and Helen outside Herefordshire cathedral

We are hugely excited to welcome Alison to our team and look forward to reaping the benefits of Alison’s extensive knowledge of the financial sector as we continue to grow as a charity.

LOOK CEO Charlotte Carson-

“We’re delighted to welcome Alison to the LOOK family. She will be an invaluable member of our board and help guide our strategy as we continue to grow our impact. We are very grateful to her – and to Hakluyt.”

LOOKing to the future.

This appointment comes at a significant time for LOOK as we recommence – post-pandemic – our local family network project to support visually impaired children, young people and their families across the county, improving local services and support in Herefordshire.

Together with the support of our existing trustees, we will continue to build on our commitment to improve the lives of visually impaired young people and their families through our pioneering mentoring programme, transformational events, youth forums and parent support groups.