Alison Ross

Platform & Operations and People Director, Autotrader

Alison joined Auto Trader in 2002 and led the technology and operations teams responsible for business systems and the website infrastructure throughout the transition from print to online.

Working closely with Chris, Auto Trader’s Technology director, Alison co-leads the Platform and Operations teams who count among their responsibilities ensuring the reliability and scalability of the infrastructure and the provision of data, systems and operational support to b2b customers.

Alison also helps shape the progressive culture and environment at Auto Trader, ensuring the attraction, development and retention of a talented, engaged and diverse workforce is second to none in the industry. Alison serves as the chair of Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for the thriving digital sector in the North West of England. Alison was also named ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2017 at the Women in IT Awards.