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Alison Brittain CBE

Alison Brittain said: “I’m delighted and honoured to receive this award from the University of Stirling." Hear our interview with Mrs Brittain.

CEO of Whitbread plc, Alison Brittain CBE is one of the UK’s pre-eminent business leaders and influencers. She is one of just five female chief executives to be listed on the FTSE 100.

Throughout her career, which also included a highly successful time working in the banking industry, Mrs Brittain has championed diversity. In 2017, Veuve Clicquot named her Businesswoman of the Year, praising her as “a role model for women striving to reach the top of large organisations across a range of traditionally male-dominated sectors”.

Mrs Brittain is recognised for her outstanding contribution to business and leadership.

Alison Brittain CBE

Watch Honorary Graduate Alison Brittain's speech

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