Alison Ward CBE (née Barnes) (1975-1977)
Alison Ward is the daughter of Hereford Sixth Form College's founding Principal, Dr Geoffery Barnes.
Alison read Law at Exeter University. Following graduation, she qualified as a solicitor and held a variety of legal appointments before transferring to local government. She became Chief Executive of Torfaen County Borough Council in 2004, combining some of her responsibilities with work for the Welsh Assembly.
In the 2011 New Years Honours list Alison was awarded the CBE for services to local government in Wales.