Alex Maitland leads Oxfam’s Future of Business Initiative which challenges the shareholder-first business model, presenting a positive vision for dignified work in a fairer economy. He works with policy makers, academics, business leaders and investors to identify how the barriers to fairer business models can be overcome. He was policy adviser to Oxfam’s Executive Director during her participation in the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work and content lead for Oxfam’s involvement in the ASEAN World Economic Forum. He has developed procurement tools for Oxfam trading, led on corporate governance policy advocacy in the UK and is currently working on promoting social enterprises in South and South East Asia.
Alex has an MSc in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability from Birkbeck and a BA in Politics and Philosophy from Cardiff. He formerly worked for the corporate governance think-tank Tomorrow’s Company and has consulted for multi-national corporations on their sustainability strategies.