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A fourth-generation family business owner, leader and strategist, Alex was previously Chairman of Applerigg, a private, family-owned business built on the foundations of a financial services group established by his great-grandfather in 1903. He founded and grew the Applerigg group portfolio companies: Sandaire, an international multi-family investment office (recently purchased by Schroders); Yealand Administration, a fund administration company; and Horizons, a contemporary network and learning environment for the leaders of tomorrow. He is a Non-Executive Director of several private companies.
As well as a Trustee of Grosvenor, Alex also chairs the Grosvenor Pension Plan and Grosvenor Food & AgTech.
He is a Director of the Family Business Network International, co-founded and is Joint Life President of the Institute for Family Business (UK) and a is Director of the International Federation of Family Offices. He is a Trustee of the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust and the Cumbria Community Foundation.
Alex graduated from Exeter College, Oxford with an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.