Alex is the Director of Ashbourne Strategic Consulting Ltd (ASC), the Westminster-based defence and security consultancy, which she established in 2004. She specialises in defence policy and acquisition in Europe and North America. The firm advises on the transatlantic and European defence markets for defence, security and engineering companies, financial investors, research organisations and law firms.
Alex has been a member of the Defence Advisory Group of UKTI’s Defence and Security Organisation, overseeing the UK’s defence exports since 2008. Alex was appointed an Associate Fellow of RUSI in 2006. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2012.