Alison Atkinson

Projects & Development Director

Anglo American

Resourcing Tomorrow
Alison Atkinson

Alison Atkinson

Projects & Development Director

Anglo American

Alison joined Anglo American on 22 May 2023 and leads the Carbon Neutrality, Projects Capability, Projects Execution, Studies, and Technology Development disciplines.

Prior to joining Anglo American, Alison was CEO of AWE plc from 2020-2023, an organisation with a critical mission to support the defence and security of the UK. She joined AWE in 2005 and fulfilled a number of senior roles, delivering multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects and technology programmes and developing capabilities and products that support the UK's nuclear defence programme. Prior to AWE, Alison spent 14 years at Halcrow, the global engineering consultancy, managing a wide variety of capital projects in the UK and overseas in both the public and private sectors.

A champion for diversity in science and engineering, Alison was voted as one of the top ten most ‘Influential Female Engineers in the UK and Europe’ by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards in 2019. Alison is a Chartered Civil Engineer and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She is also a non-executive director of Kier Group plc and chair of its safety, health and environment committee.

Alison Atkinson