Alexander is the Executive Director for International in the British Red Cross. He has worked in the humanitarian sector for 20 years and has been Regional Representative for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies three times, heading international missions in South Asia, the former Soviet Union and Africa before returning to the UK to take on his current role in British Red Cross.
He has worked in the fields of disaster response, food security, social exclusion, HIV prevention and institutional development, and is a regular contributor of opinion pieces on humanitarian issues. Besides his roles in the Red Cross, Alexander has been Director of International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India and Director for the Civil Education Project in Central Asia. Alexander is married with one son.