Mrs Alison Bernays

Independent Governor


Independent Governor


Alison was appointed in April 2014.

She joined BBC-TV for the early part of her career, working on documentaries mainly in the Arts. 

After a career break, when she had three daughters, she developed and ran a successful rural tourism and food enterprise with her husband on the family farm in Gloucestershire.

Alison was appointed as a Lay Member of the Lord Chancellor’s Panel for Judicial Appointments for around nine years.

She was a Governor of two Independent Schools in Bristol for many years, serving as Chair of one of them for seven years.

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Bristol in 2011 having served for many years on the Governing Council, three years as Deputy Chair and subsequently six years as Pro Chancellor.

She has been, and still is, a trustee of various charities and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Alison currently sits on the Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.