Alison Brittain

Senior Independent Director


Alison was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2020, and as Senior Independent Director on 21 July 2022.

Other current roles

Alison is Chair of English football's Premier League and Dunelm Group plc (where she chairs the Nominations Committee), a non-executive director of British Airways plc, and Chair of the King's Trust Group of charities (formerly the Prince's Trust Group).

Skills and contribution

Alison is a highly versatile business leader and general manager, who holds an MBA and brings considerable experience of operating in consumer-facing service environments. She has over 25 years’ senior management experience in major financial institutions and consumer businesses. The Board benefits from her significant board-level experience.


Alison was previously CEO of Whitbread PLC, group director with Lloyds Banking Group and a board director of Santander UK PLC. She held senior roles at Barclays Bank and was a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer Group PLC. She has been a member of the UK Prime Minister's Advisory Councils, under several administrations, and was awarded a CBE in the 2019 UK New Year Honours list. 

Experian Board committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee