Alison Lowe has worked with Voluntary Organisations for nearly 30 years. Right now, she works as the Chief Executive of Touchstone a Mental Health Charity in Leeds and wider West Yorkshire.
Touchstone work with and for people that are affected by mental health problems and they specialise in working with people from different cultural backgrounds. Touchstone have received multiple awards for their work in inclusion and diversity, and are a 3 Star Extraordinary Sunday Times Best Company to work for.
Alison has been involved in local government for 29 years as a local councillor representing Armley and she was the Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds in 2003-4. Alison was made an Honorary Alderwoman of Leeds in 2020.