Alison Unsted, Director, Strategy and Operations at the CMHA
Alison is currently Director, Strategy and Operations for the City Mental Health Alliance. Alison is a Fellow of the CIPD and a trained and accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Alison has worked in professional services, STEM and retail sectors for organisations such as BAE Systems plc., Hogan Lovells LLP and the John Lewis Partnership.
Jaan is a workforce development expert with 20 years’ experience of building healthier environments where all stakeholders can flourish. With a focus on skills-based training, relationship building, leadership development and workplace mental health, he is an internationally requested trainer, facilitator and speaker; working with executive boards and global teams in Hong Kong, Canada, Sweden and India. His heart and skills lie in creating change for those with lived experience, empowering leaders to champion mental health and educate managers to create psychological safe cultures; where people flourish and businesses prosper commercially. Jaan worked as Head of MHFA England commercial department for a number of years. He has also worked with a wide range of organisations across various sectors, including 10 Downing Street, HSBC, the England Cricket Board, the Bank of England, PwC, the London Stock Exchange Group, Victim Support, Slaughter and May, and Team GB.