Primary specialism: Higher Education

Alex is Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE – one of the officially recognized representative bodies in UK higher education.

He sits on various sector-wide groups including as a member of UK-wide Standing Committee on Quality Assessment, HEFCW’s Quality Assessment Committee, the Home Office’s Education Sector Forum and observing the QAA and AdvanceHE Boards.

Alex is currently doing his Doctor of Education on student representation at UCL’s Institute of Education. He was previously Executive Director of the 1994 Group, Head of Higher Education and Assistant Director (Research) at NUS and Secretary General of the European Students’ Union.

Alex is also an experienced school governor. He is a member of the Governing Body of a Federation of two secondary schools, two primary schools and a Teaching School Alliance, and chairs one of the secondary schools. He has previously chaired the governing bodies at two primary schools and been on the governing body of another secondary school and a special school for children with autism.