Alison Gowen

HR Director, AG Barr

Alison Gowen joined AG Barr in October 2022.

A graduate from Strathclyde University Business School, Alison joined the Bass Leisure graduate programme and worked in a number of hospitality environments before commencing her 10-year career in retail with Marks & Spencer. 

In her final role with M&S, she led HR delivery for 350 stores with around 35,000 employees as Head of HR, M&S North and Ireland Division.

Alison then moved from Retail to FMCG with a 3 year spell with C&C plc (Tennents) as Head of HR for UK and International, before moving to Financial Services as Head of HR with Virgin Money. 

Alison is now the HR Director with AG Barr.

AG Barr plc is a British soft drink manufacturer. They are a UK-based branded multi beverage business. They are brand owners and builders, offering a diverse and differentiated portfolio of brands that people love. 

The company was established over 145 years ago in Scotland and operate across the UK, and also have an International presence.