Chief Operating Officer
Tel: +44 (0)20 7544 2670 / +44 (0)7395 357 872
Alison Crosland joined Keating Chambers in June 2021 as COO. Her leadership and HR role includes oversight and provision of support to the Clerking, Operations and BD/Marketing departments; strategic development; compliance with all professional, statutory and regulatory requirements; troubleshooting; and the championing of diversity and inclusion. She sits as a member of the Executive Committee.
Alison’s background is in leading operational and corporate service functions in professional services businesses providing consultancy to blue-chip multinational businesses across multiple jurisdictions. Prior to joining Keating Chambers, Alison spent four years as Group Director for Corporate Services at the communications regulator Ofcom, leading the Finance, Facilities, HR, Secretariat and IT teams as well as taking overall responsibility for Ofcom’s change programme. Previously, she was at city law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she was Chief Operating Officer for real estate, responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm’s real estate law practice. Other roles include Board-level roles running the political risk, HR, IT and Marketing functions at specialist consultancy Control Risks, Operations Director at LGBT Finance, a start-up company linking the LGBT community to financial and legal advice, and as Founding Director of coaching consultancy The Salience Network.
Alison is a trained coach and member of the International Coaching Federation. Outside work her interests include theatre, the arts and travel.