Barbara Allison

Posted on December 15, 2017

Barbara Allison was appointed the Director of Communications, Ministerial Support & Facilities Services on 1 June 2016. Previously she was Director of People, a post she held from 2009 until then. Prior to this, she was Head of Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Barbara is currently the ET Champion for LGBTI colleagues within Scottish Government and is widely recognised as a supporter and champion of diversity and inclusion.

Before joining the Scottish Government as Head of HR in 2008 Barbara was Director of HR in Scottish Prison Service for five years. She previously held roles in Strategy, Finance and Manufacturing there. She is a qualified chartered accountant and started her professional career in retail.

She is also a Board Member of Inspiring Scotland and is Treasurer of a charity which has an annual lunch supporting worthwhile causes.