Alison Sortwell

Principal Consultant


Alison started her career in human resources and in-house recruitment, leading graduate and volume recruitment campaigns.

Here she is responsible for conducting in-depth individual leadership assessments to inform recruitment decisions. In addition, she plays a key role in providing on-boarding support to leaders, including psychometric feedback, maximising team performance and 360 feedback. Her experience spans both Central and Local Government, Housing, Health and the Not-for-Profit sectors.

Not only do we benefit from her wealth of C-suite executive profiling experience, but also her experience working as a consultant psychologist in the design and delivery of assessment centres for recruitment and re-structures, development centres for high potential programmes, 360 feedback, executive coaching and leadership development programmes for UK public sector and global commercial organisations.

Alison holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology. She is a Chartered member of the CIPD and Graduate member of the BPS and is qualified in a wide range of psychometric test including OPQ, Wave and HDS.

Outside of work, she enjoys running and spending time with her young family.

Career Highlight
A significant portion of her Alison’s career was with the Royal Household as an HR Business Partner at Buckingham Palace.