Head of CivTech Programme
Alexander has worked in the Digital Directorate of the Scottish Government since 2014. His current role is as founder and champion of the CivTech® Programme, for which he won the Scottish Public Service Leadership Award in 2017. Its mission is to drive daring and innovation in the public sector, deliver better public services, provide economic development opportunities, and push an intrapreneurial culture. Previous roles included running a number of government tech procurements. Before moving back up to Edinburgh he spent eight years in London, six of which were spent growing his own digital creative agency delivering ‘super shiny’ web apps for Google, PayPal, Sony Ericsson, McDonald’s, Adobe and other leading brands. He is massively passionate about the benefits of digital transformation in the public sector which leads to better value services that make our lives better.