Alison Suttie

Alison Suttie

At a glance


  • Business development / Sales
  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Change management
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training


Based in Reigate , Surrey
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at the office


Either in or out of office hours

1/2 days a week but with a couple of periods a yearwhere I am away for 3- 4 weeks


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

Work history

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About me

I have held senior leadership HR positions in a wide variety of sectors including law, fmcg, manufacturing transport and logistics, technology and retail. My responsibilities have covered the UK Europe Middle East and South East Asia.

As an HR Director in global firms, I have worked with constantly changing businesses where I have had to develop HR solutions to assist with high growth. downsizing, increasing competition and coping with decreasing profit levels and limited resources. I strongly believe that HR must be commercial and offer pragmatic business solutions.

As well as a wide generalist HR experience spanning all aspects of HR including reward, recruitment and development  I am an accredited coach.
I have many years experience, of working with Managers and Partners on a one to one basis, using coaching, to enable people to perform more effectively at work.


  • Meyler Campbell Advanced Business Coach programme – associated with the World Association of Business Coaches
  • Qualified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; and  in Assessor skills
  • Level A and B  with British Psychological Society


What am I looking for

I would like the opportunity to work as part of a community project, I want to work with a group of people.

I believe that I am good at bringing people together towards a common purpose and in helping to forge relationships

I am particularly interested in people' self esteem and helping individuals gain more confidence in themselves.

I am open minded to sector 

I am a Scot living in the south  but would be very  interested in something with a Scottish connection