Alison Smith joined La Côte International School in 2009 and in 2011 she was awarded the NAE Team Player of the Year Award. Alison grew up living by the banks of the River Wear in Durham. She completed her “London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Private Secretarial Studies” diploma in Preston, UK. Switzerland became her new home in 1985 and since that time she has worked in Administrative and Management positions in Geneva for various International Organisations such as The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, WHO, UNAIDS, IATA and a Private Law firm. She is a passionate sportswomen and her free time is spent with her husband and two sons in the mountains, skiing in the winter and climbing, biking and hiking in the summer. She is a compassionate lady who is always ready to help children, staff and parents. She is proud to be a naturalized Swiss.