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Alison Benniman

Director of HR, Discovery UK

I started my career, many moons ago, working for an insurance company; it was here that my love of learning and development (L&D) evolved. I later made the move into Contract Research joining the-clinical CRO, Envigo, which focuses on safety assessment. During my 12 years with them my role expanded and I had the pleasure of heading up the Human Resources (HR) team which included generalist HR, recruitment and L&D. 


My passion for L&D remains with me to this day; in 2015 I decided that I wanted to learn more about the Discovery side of our industry. I joined Discovery at Charles River as Director of HR with a vision to transition the HR department from being seen as a transactional, reactive team into true Business Partners that added value to the business. We have made great strides on this journey but as the saying goes: 

Learn continually - there's always "one more thing" to learn!

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