Alex was raised in Denmark and spent much of his childhood exploring the many natural areas from Walpole to Esperance. In 2004 he completed high school in Albany and relocated to Perth to attend university and further his career.
As a dedicated advocate of sustainable agriculture and climate change resilience, he sees both of these objectives at the forefront of South Coast NRM. Alex is cognisant of the complex environmental, social and economic issues that are of relevance to South Coast NRM and its members.
Alex has nearly a decade of practical experience in conservation, natural resource management, sustainable development and climate change adaptation. He has a Bachelor of Economics from Murdoch University and a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland.
In his current employment, Alex works in environmental policy for the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources in Canberra. Alex also founded a social enterprise startup called tillr in 2017 which won the World Vision Challenge and is a current finalist in the Optus Future Makers program for social entrepreneurs. In recognition of his achievements to date, Alex was a finalist in the 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever Award for the Environment & Sustainability category.