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Alex is an accomplished public affair professional with direct experience working in human services, particularly at the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.

In particular, he undertook communications, media, and issues management responsibilities across juvenile justice, child protection, family services, disability services, public housing, and health.


He brings to the IYC three decades of coal-face experience in journalism, government affairs, community, and stakeholder engagement, and consulting to an array of industries.


He has extensive experience in dealing at Board and C-levels and directly with Government. Alex is a past long-standing member and current Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and has served on the National Board of the Institute and as the Victorian President.


As a strategist, thinker, manager, and mentor, he will focus on supporting IYC to deliver demonstrable outcomes in the lives and prospects of young Victorians, especially in the northern regions of Melbourne.

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