Allison Dowling is an experienced communications and corporate affairs director, with a successful record of building reputation and engagement across corporate, consumer and public sector brands.
Allison is currently a Senior Consultant at Ulster University, specialising in Marketing and Communications. Prior to joining the University, Allison led Diageo’s communications and external affairs agendas across GB, as Corporate Relations Director for Diageo Great Britain and previously as Communications Director, Diageo Global Supply.
Her diverse leadership experience is drawn from more than ten years in senior global and in-market roles at Diageo, with accountability spanning across corporate communications and employee engagement, government affairs and public policy, and industry affairs and corporate governance.
Before joining Diageo, her career included five years in the public sector, to include the Northern Ireland Office and NI Executive departmental press offices, and five years in PR consultancy.
She is also a former Board Director of the British Brands Group.