Alison Ismail

Photo: Alison IsmailDirector of Agri-Food Chain, Defra

Alison is currently acting Director for the Agri-Food Chain at Defra. She joined the Department in July 2018 and prior to this had spent some ten years working on health policy, including leading on Maternity, Clinical Negligence and Patient Experience at the Department of Health and Social Care, and two years on secondment to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. Before this Alison held posts at the Cabinet Office and the Department for Education.

Alison recently completed a Masters in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. She lives in Streatham, South-West London, with her husband, their two daughters and their two cats.