WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Alison Downie, HTI

Alison Downie has a wealth of experience and expert knowledge in the children’s toy market, gained from over 30 years in the industry.

Promoted to the role of HTI’s global licensing and brand director in December 2015, Downie now heads up the HTI product development and UK marketing teams.

Within her new remit, she has proved to be ‘an accomplished juggler and spinner of plates,’ stated one nominator, ‘she has a remarkable reputation within the industry for integrity, diligence, reliability and affability’.

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2016 networking and awards event will take place at London’s Soho Hotel on July 21st, 2016. The winner of this year’s Woman of the Year Award will be selected from this year’s list of 30 outstanding individuals. Click here to book tickets to the Awards.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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