Alison has spent her career in the energy sector; holding senior positions with Schlumberger and Royal Dutch Shell, and most recently executive chairman at Silixa.

After 18 years at Schlumberger, she embarked on a career with Royal Dutch Shell holding various roles including executive vice president of the tight/shale oil and gas activities within the Upstream International Division. Alison joined Silixa in July 2016 as executive chairman.

She has been independent non-executive director of United Utilities Group PLC since August, 2016; and non-executive director of Meggitt PLC since October, 2014. She has a MEng in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, as well as honorary degrees from Dundee University and Heriot-Watt University.

Alison is a member of SPE, SPWLA, IoD and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She was recognised as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2005 New Year’s Honours List for services to the Oil and Gas Industry in the UK.

Alison Goligher was appointed to the Edinburgh Business School Board on 12th May 2017.