Alex has lived and worked in Surrey and North Delta for over twenty years. He was born in Gravesend, Kent, England on April 19, 1972. He is a dual British and Canadian citizen.
He is an accomplished social worker. He has extensive experience in the healthcare, social service, non-profit, and volunteer sectors including project start-up and management. He has a proven track record in team building, fundraising, and program development.
Alex has strong leadership skills and has been recognized nationally for his human rights advocacy.
Alex has strengths in community development and engagement. He is active in the community and cultural affairs and has developed solid relationships with service providers, participates in multiple committees, and is passionate about equality and empowering marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Alex has a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. He has a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia with a First Class Standing.
He has been employed as a Team Leader and/or Clinical Coordinator, Clinician, and Social Worker with Fraser Health Authority, a Youth Counsellor with the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC, and a Case Manager with the Ministry of Children and Family Development in Special Needs, Foster Care, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Alex is the founder of Sher Vancouver which is a social, cultural, and support non-profit organization for LGBTQ South Asians and friends. Everyone is welcome in Sher. He is also a founding member of the Dignity Seniors Society which aims to build affordable housing for vulnerable seniors in Vancouver.
Alex is the author of the book “Catalyst” which was a Finalist in the Current Events and Social Change category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Alex has received many awards and recognitions. Most notably, he was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) from the Governor General of Canada.