Alison Parkes

Chief Compliance Officer at Smith+Nephew

Alison Parkes joined Smith+Nephew in April 1999 as Technical Information Officer in the AWM UK business and has since held progressively senior positions in Quality, Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management and Compliance. Alison became Chief Compliance Officer in January 2022 and leads the Global Compliance function. Alison is based in Fort Worth, US.

Alison has more than 13 years’ compliance experience. She served as the Compliance Officer for the Global AWM business from April 2010 to August 2013, and as Compliance Officer for APAC and Emerging Markets from August 2013 to December 2018. Prior to moving into her current role, Alison established and led the Global Compliance Program Effectiveness & Improvement team and has been instrumental in driving continuous improvement in the Compliance Program.

Alison holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology & Genetics, both from the University of Sheffield.


  • Chief Compliance Officer

    Current role

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