Alison Burns

Press Officer

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Areas of expertise:
  • Communications
  • Press relations
  • Retail finance

As Press Officer, Alison manages relationships with journalists and monitors media coverage.

“We need a financial system that delivers for both people and the planet. Finance Watch wants to help make this happen. I’m delighted to be part of the team and to be able to share the important work being done by Finance Watch with the press.”

Alison began her professional career at Murex, a capital markets software company. As a member of the marketing team, she learned the importance of clear communication in the financial space and developed a knack for breaking down complex financial jargon.

After returning to academia to complete her Master’s degree, Alison moved to Brussels and began a Blue Book traineeship in the Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. She then joined the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) at the European Commission as a speechwriter.

Alison graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. During her undergraduate studies, she attended Sciences Po Paris on Erasmus. She holds a Master’s in Political Communication from the University of Amsterdam, as well as a Certificate in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.