Alison Watson MBE is a land surveyor and the founder and Chief Executive of award-winning UK education consultancy, ‘Class Of Your Own’.
She created the innovative “Design Engineer Construct!” (DEC!) accredited learning programme for secondary school students age 11-18, supported by leading companies, professional bodies and universities through the ground breaking
'Adopt A School' scheme. The DEC programme is now reaching young people all around the world.
Alison was awarded Doctor of Engineering Honorary Degree by Heriot Watt University and Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in 2019 in recognition of her commitment to built environment education,
teaching and learning. She also won the 2019 Middle East Consultant ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award.
In recognition of her perseverance and dedication, Alison was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours for services to education.