Alex was the founding Director of Big Brother Watch, a privacy-focused campaigning think tank in Westminster, and is a former Chief of Staff to David Cameron.
A non-practising barrister, Alex spent several years working in criminal law and has seen the benefits of prison education at first hand.
A Cambridge graduate and World Universities Debating Champion, Alex is the author, co-author or editor of several books and pamphlets about law and politics.
In 2004-2005 Alex was Chief of Staff to Tim Collins and David Cameron during their periods as Shadow Secretaries of State for Education, and worked in the Party's Headquarters.
In 2007, Alex served as an adviser to the Liberal Party's campaign for re-election at the federal polls under John Howard.
Alex’s work encompasses all aspects of the privacy and data security agenda, and he has advised clients such as Microsoft and EE on electronic privacy and data security issues.
In addition to his role with Code4000 Alex also serves on the Advisory Council for Privacy International, Palantir’s International Panel of Advisers on Privacy and Civil Liberties, and on the Advisory Board of Big Brother Watch.