Our Senior Leadership
John Graham, Acting Chief Executive
John has extensive experience as a practitioner and as an operational manager. Latterly he was a key member of the project team that delivered the successful ARCC bid for DTV CRC, following which he became Head of Business Development for the company. In June 2016 he was appointed to the new role of Director of Operations, with responsibility for ensuring the development and implementation of the strategic plan to deliver all participant rehabilitation and reintegration services across the DTV area.
John's goal is for DTV CRC to deliver a service that is recognised as the "best in class".
Alison Thompson, Director of Finance
Alison joined DTV CRC in April 2018 and has extensive experience in finance and corporate support functions previously working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Marine Management Organisation (part of DEFRA) and the NHS. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and has held Board positions in a number of organisations.
Alison joins the CRC at an exciting time as the organisation prepares for a second round of contracts and is looking forward to supporting the Board’s bid while ensuring that what is proposed is affordable by providing robust financial information. Alison has a wide range of experience and has always delivered the highest quality financial controls. She has taken over experienced teams and improved the financial outlook and has also built teams from the ground up.
Alison's experience includes Engineering, supporting small and medium sized companies, National Insurance, Child Support and she can also tell you more about the effects of scallop dredging on the sea bed than you probably want to know. For the last 3 years Alison has been protecting the finances and supporting the delivery of world class healthcare in the NHS.
If there is one common thread in Alison's career it is in the improvement of the knowledge, skill and confidence of the financial team as staff development is close to her heart. Alison’s achievements include implementing strong financial environments and reporting in all areas she has worked, developing good working relationships with external and internal auditors, risk management, strategic planning and administering European fisheries grants.