Alex is Deputy Director of Campaigns, part of the External Communications team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2010, managing European communications from the foundation's London office. Following that, Alex led the foundation's Agriculture and Nutrition communications strategy until September 2015. Before working at the foundation, Alex was Deputy Director of Weber Shandwick’s Global Health practice. She also held positions at Burson-Marsteller, Cancer Research UK and Action Aid. She has a BA Honours in Politics from the University of Nottingham.