Alexander joined Q5 from an early stage food company. His role as Managing Director saw him involved in all aspects of the business from day to day operations and finance to long-term strategy and R&D. Prior to this he wore a very different hat, spending 8 years in the law, focusing on tax and trust planning for private clients. Whilst the work required a substantial amount of technical knowledge, complex personal and family client circumstances called on his EQ as much as his IQ.
Alexander has a MBA from Oxford University but, as an undergraduate, studied English and Classics at Durham University and is now comfortable admitting his favourite books are all Victorian classics. Originally from Northumberland, his happy place is surrounded by fields and not a lot else, although his Canadian wife is trying to make him love the lakes in Ontario, Canada, just as much.