Alex started his career in law, before joining Australia’s foreign service in 2010. He represented Australia as a diplomat in Tel Aviv for three years from 2012-2015, and returned home passionate about helping Australia realise the economic benefits of a successful domestic technology sector.
Alex joined StartupAUS in July 2015 as Head of Policy and Strategy, leading the organisation’s extensive contribution to the federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. He took over as CEO in February 2016, and joined the StartupAUS board later that year.
As StartupAUS CEO Alex has helped grow the organisation’s reach and influence substantially. During his tenure he has travelled extensively in Australia to talk with founders, investors and mentors, and has spent time in Ireland, Estonia, Israel, Sweden, Singapore, the US and the UK to identify leading international programs and policies.
Alex has commissioned, edited, or produced four StartupAUS Crossroads reports, and has been principal author for the past three years. He has also edited StartupAUS research on agtech, construction tech, and the future of work, as well as numerous StartupAUS submissions and policy papers.