A “trolley dolly” turned CEO of Britain’s biggest estate agency, Alison Platt sees no difference between selling bleach and houses. Appointed a non-executive director of Tesco in January 2016, Teddington based Platt has also been managing director of BUPA and worked as a non-excutive director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office between 2005 and 2010. Of her success, this grammar school girl and “dedicated Manchester United fan” comments: “I feel very lucky and very blessed. I’ve a strong sense in wanting to pay back in terms of investment people have made in me, particularly my mum and dad”.
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