Scottish businesswoman, former apprentice and champion of apprenticeships, Alison McGregor is the latest Apprentice Greats inductee.
Alison, currently the Interim Chief Executive of the Beatson Cancer Charity, is a passionate and active people champion who has achieved individual success through apprenticeships.
Personal home circumstances led to Alison leaving school at 15, she was successful in securing an apprentice banker opportunity at the Bank of Scotland, where she worked and studied for five years.
Since then, Alison has achieved amazing career success and broadened her experience, working in a number of different roles and financial services institutions including Barclays, National Australia Group and latterly as the CEO of HSBC Scotland.
“I’ve never forgotten the power of apprenticeships to the success of an organisation and in the leadership roles I’ve had, I’ve always pushed for work-based learning." Alison McGregor
An award winner for her work to support the growth of the economy and its people, Alison was nominated by Margaret McCaig, Global Head of Governance & Standards at HSBC, who said, “Alison’s successful career is an excellent illustration to young people of what is possible.”
Alison has recently become the co-chair of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board, testament to her continued commitment to diversity, inclusion, and promoting opportunities for young people.