Alison Rae has a background in arts and heritage. She held several roles at the National Theatre where she was head of tours and visiting until last year. She is a Trustee of Poet in The City and since 2015 has been Chair of Visit Theatres, the Channel Route of European Historic Theatres. Alison has a MA in Cultural Leadership from City, University of London and a ‘Compostella’ from the Cathedral of St James, the certificate awarded marking the completion of the walking route from France to Santiago in Northern Spain.
Rae is a member of the 2021 cohort of the Golden Key Academy — a masterclass for urban and architectural tour guiding run by Open City.