On leaving the Army, Alex worked for the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Veterans’ Transition, Lord Ashcroft, as the lead researcher and co-writer of the Veterans’ Transition Review. This Government-sponsored report focused on the provision of transition and post-service support for military personnel and families.  Subsequently Alex developed the Veterans & Families Research Hub (www.vfrhub.com) and established the FiMT Research Centre.

Alex has worked as a consultant and manager in the resettlement/transition and emergency planning, security and resilience sectors.  He is an occasional writer/commentator on transition related matters in the media.  Alex is a member and former trustee of Serve On (www.serveon.org.uk), a humanitarian response charity, and a volunteer for the Imperial War Museum.