Alison Hunter, Trustee

Alison is a senior HR professional with over 20 years’ of human resources and organisational development experience, in media, publishing and the public sector.

Having worked closely with Felix Dennis, founder of the Heart of England Forest charity, on both his personal and business personnel matters, Alison gained a unique insight into the vision and ambitions of Felix’s idea for the charity and the significant impact the Forest will have on both the environment and on the lives of future generations.

As a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Alison is committed to promoting the development of others and enhancing employment opportunities and experiences for everyone. She often presents about the effect that a strong corporate conscience and social wellbeing strategy can have on people’s working lives.

One of my earliest memories is trampling through leaves in Temple Newsam Woods in Leeds with my sister and brother on a Sunday afternoon. My ambition is that the Heart of England Forest can inspire others to be able to lift the lid on a very magical place, and to create a special destination for people to fall in love with.”

As a trustee of the Heart of England Forest since October 2013, Alison is passionate about ensuring that Felix’s legacy lives on not only in the local community, but also on a national scale.

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