Alison Oliver joined Visionary in August 2015. Before that she was the Interim Director of Resources at the Thomas Pocklington Trust where she also led a number of internal sight loss sector related projects. Before joining the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Alison combined her professional management roles with volunteering with a local charity where she worked directly with their client groups. This gave her experience of working with a range of disabilities. She also worked on a number of fundraising and operational strategy projects and was a Trustee for several years. She has also been a Trustee of two local sight loss charities: South East London Vision and Birmingham Vision. Alison, who is a qualified Chartered Accountant, worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a director in the Banking and Capital Markets team and then as Finance Director at a commercial property investment group before she joined the voluntary sector in 2014.