Alison Driver

Meet Alison Driver: Managing Director & Chartered FCIPD

Alison Driver is the Managing Director of Metis HR Ltd. She is a Lancashire-based, Chartered FCIPD and MBA-qualified HR Consultant with over 35 years’ experience. Her experience as an operational people manager and HR professional spans decades. 

At the age of 24, Alison was managing 105 unionised cleaning and catering staff in the NHS. The enforced exercise of the Government’s drive for Compulsory Competitive Tendering in the NHS in 1985 resulted in Alison cutting her management teeth on making 36 employees redundant in order to successfully win the tender in-house. Since those days in the mid 1980’s Alison estimates that she has:


Directly managed approximately 55 different management level staff


Been ultimately responsible for the work delivered by approximately 415 employees


Conducted over 2000 recruitment interviews


In a line management capacity dismissed 12 employees but in an HR capacity supported management colleagues with in excess of 70 dismissals


Undertaken between 50 and 60 employee-related investigations (the majority disciplinary and grievance investigations)


Been Company Secretary for 4 companies


Run her own business as an HR Consultant for over 10 years developing a client base of over 300 clients

A Career Spanning Decades

  • HR Consultant, owner and Managing Director Metis HR Ltd, January 2011 – present
  • Independent Member of the Rossendale Council Standards Committee, 2012 – present
  • HR Director, QASSS Ltd, 2009 – 2020
    Charitable Trustee, Valley Supported Living, 2012 – 2017
  • Independent Member of the Oldham Council Standards Committee, 2009 – 2012
  • Director of Corporate Services, Positive Steps Oldham, 2003 – 2011