She has been an active volunteer for charities ranging from homelessness to conservation throughout her life (in the UK, Africa and Asia) and is currently on the Board for Trees for Life, a woodland conservation charity in Scotland.
Before moving into the voluntary sector Alice worked for TalkBack productions in a variety of roles from research to production on television and radio programmes including Alan Partridge, Smith & Jones and Blue Jam. This gave her a grounding in project development and delivery, which In 1999 she chose to transfer to put to good use in developing projects to conserve natural and cultural heritage.
Making use of her degree in Geography, she spent seven years working with primates in Cornwall promoting South American and UK conservation of species and the environment, responsible for PR and Communications. Subsequently she worked in environmental education, establishing a series of forest schools in Somerset and managing a 46-acre organic farm in Glastonbury on behalf of Westminster City Council. Her work at the farm brought her into contact with vulnerable groups of all ages for which the farm offered respite and direction.
In 2007 Alice moved to Scotland with her family to run the work on marine conservation projects on the North Coast. She developed and implemented many award-winning projects including the redevelopment of the Grade A-listed Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay. She has since completed an MBA and held the post of Head of Operations at Trees for Life. After working for the Cairngorms National Park Authority responsible for the Cairngorms LEADER Programme, she then was Head of Recreation and Visitor Experience in England for the Forestry Commission and now works as Deputy Director for Future Funding at the Environment Agency.
Alice has many interests both in and out of work and is passionate about community development, the arts and natural heritage. She recently held a position on the board of the Moray Arts Centre and is involved in local community projects in her free time.