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Alison Hunt

Business Manager

Alison Hunt is a highly capable administrator, project manager, consultant and general manager with 20 years’ experience across the arts and cultural sector. Her time as a festival producer and finance director has enabled her to develop key financial planning and modelling capabilities, organisational and tax efficiency skills, including financial systems and controls, and statutory requirements. She holds both an MBA and a BA in music from Southampton University.


Recent projects with FEI include:

  • Broxbourne Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy
  • City of London Corporation, Salisbury Square Culture Plan
  • Three Choirs Festival Organisational Review
  • Canterbury Festival 5-year Business Plan
  • Barnsley Civic Theatre Organisational Review and Business Plan
  • The Venue, Stocksbridge, Organisational Review and Business Plan.


Alison’s previous roles include two years as General Manager of The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, where her organisational skills were engaged in running more than 120 events, over two seasons each year.

Alison was responsible for the management of Spitalfields Music, based in Tower Hamlets, London, as Finance and Administration Director for three years. Spitalfields Music works to bring together world class artists and local people for music projects that affect positive change. Alison’s work included being Acting Executive Director during a time of organisational change.

At Birmingham Opera Company Alison was Administration Manager for three years, responsible for the day to day running and financial management of the organisation. She worked with the late Graham Vick to deliver ground-breaking, site-specific opera productions.

Alison also spent several years as Membership Manager of the Association of British Orchestras, honing her administration and project management capabilities.