Alex is a senior leader with experience in strategic and tactical planning currently leading the Communities and Events team at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a professional body supporting over 167,000 engineers around the world. The team supports over 130 volunteer communities, each funded to deliver a programme of activities and events to raise awareness of the importance of engineering in meeting societal challenges. In addition, the IET has a thriving online community platform and a growing portfolio of student communities on campuses around the world. Alex also leads the IET’s commercial conference portfolio a mix of call for paper and invited speaker conferences drawing together industry and academia. Before joining The IET Alex worked for the Arts Council as a communications specialist, and in various advertising agencies as an Account Director.